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    in order to

    Is it true that "in order to" can almost always be replaced with simply "to"?
    Are there situations where "in order to" still needs to be used?

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    Re: in order to

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    Is it true that "in order to" can almost always be replaced with simply "to"?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    Are there situations where "in order to" still needs to be used?
    No, but some believe that the longer "in order to" appears/sounds more emphatic than the plain "to."

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