What is the difference between “in such a manner as to” and “so as to”?

rama9

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Are these two terms interchangeable? For example, can "in such a manner as to" in the following sentence I found on a US university's website be replaced with "so as to" ? :

No person may park or operate a motor vehicle on the campus in such a manner as to cause damage to any university property.
 

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Not quite. I don't think they mean exactly the same thing.
 

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They're not the same.

in such a manner as to = in a way that will/may
so as to = in order to

 
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