Today we will learn how to use ‘so that’ to express purpose.
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We use ‘so that’ to express purpose.
We often use it with modal verbs (can, would, will, etc.).
‘So that’ is often used instead of ‘in order to.’
We usually use so that with can/could and will/would.
So that + can
“I’m going to do my work now so that I can go home early.”
So that + could
“She moved back in with her father so that she could look after him.”
So that + will
“We arrive at the theatre early so that we will have time to eat before the show.”
So that + would
“They wrote the notice in big letter so that it would stick out.”