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  1. wotcha22
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    I tried my best in order for hlm/ so as for hm/ for him to pass the exam.

    1. I tried my best in order for him to pass the exam.

    2. I tried my best so as for him to pass the exam.

    3. I tried my best for him to pass the exam.


    Are all of them grammatical and the same in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: I tried my best in order for hlm/ so as for hm/ for him to pass the exam.

    Hello, wotcha.

    #2 doesn't work, unfortunately.
    I don't see any difference in meaning between #1 and #3.

    I hope my response will be useful.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 22-Sep-2014 at 18:53.

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    #3

    Re: I tried my best in order for hlm/ so as for hm/ for him to pass the exam.

    None of these work, in my opinion.

    First of all, "in order to" can almost always be "to." I can't think of many times when "in order for" is a good choice at all.

    You tried your best to... what? To help him pass the exam? How? What is your role in an exam taken by someone else?

    Are you his tutor?
    I tried my best to [make sure he was well prepared and] help him pass the exam.

    Are you his teacher and helped him cheat?
    I tried my best to make sure he passed. But his answers were so bad, it wasn't enough.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: I tried my best in order for hlm/ so as for hm/ for him to pass the exam.

    I'm sorry, wotcha.
    I take back what I said in my previous post, and I apologize for any confusion it may have caused.

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    #5

    Re: I tried my best in order for hlm/ so as for hm/ for him to pass the exam.

    You were right that #2 was the least good of the lot.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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