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    #1

    so that we could carry them rapidly

    Are these sentences correct with the given meaning:

    1) The books were not in boxes so that we could carry them rapidly.
    2) The books were not in boxes for us to carry them rapidly.


    3) They had not put the books in boxes so that we could carry them rapidly.
    4) They had not put the books in boxes for us to carry them rapidly.


    Meaning: The books were not in boxes/they had not put the books in boxes. Therefore we could not carry them easily.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: so that we could carry them rapidly

    I'm not going to answer so that you'll become confused.
    I'll try to answer so that you won't. They are all ambiguous, as are most sentences like "X didn't do Y so we could do Z".

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