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Hello, Manolya Soyak:
One very respected book says this:
"We express 'negative purpose' with so as not to/in order not to."
It gives this example: "I shut the door quietly, so as not to wake the baby."
-- L.G. Alexander, Longman English Grammar (1988).
I have made up these sentences. I think that they are reasonably correct.
1. I am trying to stop eating so much ice cream, so as not to gain too much weight.
2. Mona is studying very hard at school, so as not to bring home low marks.
3. James limits his time on the computer to two hours a day, so as not to put too much strain on his eyes.
I agree with BOTH of them!
Learn to use capitals, and learn to punctuate. Master the basics, then go on to learning the thousands of fine points.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.
you are so kind of person. thanks for your answer. It is so useful for me. all my best wishes to you.
Last edited by Manolya Soyak; 10-May-2015 at 13:51. Reason: ı wanted to reply to TheParser for saying thanks
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.