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    Clauses of purpose

    Could anyone tell me if the following sentences are correct? Thank you in advance.

    Martin is studying medicine so that he will become a doctor.
    Emma has booked a first-class ticket so that she can travel in comfort.

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    Re: Clauses of purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Awa13 View Post
    Could anyone tell me if the following sentences are correct? Thank you in advance.

    Martin is studying medicine so that he will become a doctor.
    Emma has booked a first-class ticket so that she can travel in comfort.
    The first one is not very natural, it would be better with "can" instead of "will". The second one is fine.

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    Re: Clauses of purpose

    Thank you very much. That is quite difficult to decide in which situations one should use can and in which will. Very often it is confusing. Could you give me some advice how to cope with future doubts about such sentences.

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