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    in case or so that

    Jack saved some money ______ he might travel abroad.
    A. in case
    B. so that

    The answer given is "so that", which I can understand.

    I think A is also right in this case.

    Am I right?


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    Re: in case or so that

    No. "In case" is about being prepared for an unseen circumstance. We carry an umbrella in case it rains. You have fire insurance in case your house burns down.

    You don't somehow find yourself in a situation where you are traveling abroad.

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    Re: in case or so that

    You will find that most people say "He saved some money so that he could travel abroad". The specific use of "might" as given in your example sentence is not in common usage even though it's perfectly acceptable.

    Once upon a time, you would hear "Waiter. Might I have a cup of tea?" Now you will hear "Can I have a cup of tea?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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