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So as to, as in We paid off our purchase with a credit card so as to avoid withdrawing cash from the machine. This idiom is always followed by an infinitive. For a synonym, see in order to.
"We use in order to with an infinitive form of a verb to express the purpose of something. It introduces a subordinate clause. It is more common in writing than in speaking:
Mrs. Weaver had to work full-time
in order to earn a living for herself and her family of five children.
We all need stress
in order to achieve and do our best work.
The negative of in order to is in order not to:
They never parked the big van in front of the house in order not to upset the neighbors."
Look at this example from a cell phone manual and answer questions:
Use the Side key in order to turn your device on.
Do not use the device if the body is cracked or broken. Use the device only after it has been repaired.
TIP: In order to learn more about powering off your device from Settings, tap this symbol:
Use Smart Switch™ so as to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars, and more from your old device. Smart Switch can transfer your data via USB cable, Wi-Fi, or computer.”
Check the footnotes for the answers.