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  1. nerybaby
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    Smile When to use so and so that?

    Hello everyone:

    Hello everyone, I would like to ask if this sentence is correct or not?

    I HATE TO CRUNCH NUMBERS SO THAT I HIRE AN ACCOUNTANT

    My guess is we should use "SO" not "SO THAT" in this sentence.
    Correct me if I am wrong.
    Please enlighten me with the correct usage "so" and "so that".

    Thank you and I hope to hear from anyone soon.

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    Re: When to use so and so that?

    I HATE TO CRUNCH NUMBERS, SO I HIRED AN ACCOUNTANT

    "So" is a coordinating conjunction showing a cause and effect.
    It rained, so we canceled the picnic.
    I hurt my back, so I hired someone to shovel the driveway.
    I hate do to my own accounting work, so I hired an accountant.


    See this: § 58. so. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
    Also this: English Grammar

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