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Grammar 28 - Connectors - Purpose
"He set his alarm for 4 AM so as not to oversleep." - Here, SO AS NOT TO is a connector.

Grammar 28 - Connectors - Purpose

In the previous six High English quizzes on grammar, we have learned about connectors. In life we may face situations when we have to answer questions of purpose. Here, we may call upon some connectors to help us. These are all words used in English grammar that help when explaining purpose in sentences:

For
So as to
So as not to
In order to
In order not to
So that

In this quiz we will take a closer look at them.

When we say ‘A car is FOR commuting’ or ‘a radio is FOR listening to music’ we are explaining the purpose of the car or the radio. The word in capitals is the connector that helps to state the purpose. Here's another example:

‘I went out TO buy groceries in the supermarket.’

This sentence answers the question ’why are you going to the supermarket?’ Here, the word in capitals is the connector explaining the purpose. In such sentences we can also use SO AS TO and IN ORDER TO, and the sentences would read:

‘I went out SO AS TO buy groceries in the super market.’
'I went out IN ORDER TO buy groceries in the super market.’

The examples given are positive forms. We can convert them to negative forms by just adding NOT before the TO, like so:

‘I dimmed the headlights SO AS NOT TO disturb the vehicle coming in the opposite direction.’

Here the addition of NOT gives the purpose for which the headlights were dimmed. There is yet another connector that is frequently used to show purpose. SO THAT is a connector that is normally followed by CAN or WILL, a modal. Here's an example:

‘I am studying hard SO THAT I can get good grades.’

This is a sentence in which the connector helps to answer the question ‘why are you studying hard?’ Connectors are extremely useful in helping us to communicate better and this quiz on grammar tells you how to use them.

1.
"The doctor advised her to breastfeed her baby _________ give proper nourishment to the infant."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
in order not to
so that
for
in order to
'In order to' is the connector that helps answer the question 'why should she breastfeed the baby.' Remember, 'in order to' is followed by a verb. The connectors in options 2 and 3 are not the appropriate purpose connectors. Remember, 'so that' is a connector that is normally followed by a modal. The connector in option 1 is not appropriate as it is not the advice intended to be given by the doctor
2.
"Saurav bought an electric blanket ___________ keeping warm in the cold winter nights."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
in order to
so that
so as to
with a view to
'With a view to' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did Saurav buy an electric blanket.' Note such connectors are followed by a gerund clause. The connectors in the other options are not appropriate
3.
"Thank God, Bangalore has a Metro. Now, I can use it ___ commuting between office and home."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
to
for
in order to
so that
'For' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why are you using the Metro.' Remember, 'for' is followed by a verb + ing form. The connectors in options 1 and 3 are not the appropriate purpose connectors. Remember, 'so that' is a connector that is normally followed by a modal
4.
"I'm trying desperately __ get a pass for the cricket match."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
to
for
so that
after
'To' is the connector that helps answer the question 'why are you trying desperately.' Remember, 'to' is followed by a verb. The connectors in options 2 and 3 are not the appropriate purpose connectors. Remember 'so that' is a connector that is normally followed by a modal. The connector in option 4 is a time connector
5.
"Raghav recalled that he had missed studying one chapter. ______________, he went back to his books to study the chapter."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
So that
In order to
With this in mind
To
'With this in mind' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did Raghav go back to his books.' The connectors in the other options are not appropriate
6.
"They took the highway ______ they could reach the office earlier."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
to
for
so that
in order to
'So that' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did they take the highway.' Note 'so that' is a connector that is normally followed by a modal. The connectors in the other options are not the appropriate purpose connectors
7.
"Joseph has to catch an early morning flight at 6 AM. He has set the alarm for 4 AM _______________ oversleep."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
in order not to
for
to
in order to
'In order not to' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'Why did Joseph set the alarm for 4 AM.' The connectors in the other options are positive forms whereas the sentence demands a negative form
8.
"The house needs new flooring. ______________, the mason stripped away the old vinyl flooring."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
For
For this purpose
So as to
In order not to
'For this purpose' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did the mason strip away the vinyl flooring.' The connectors in the other options are not appropriate
9.
"She took the lift _________ exert herself walking up the stairs."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
however
yet
instead
so as not to
'So as not to' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did she take the lift.' Note such connectors are followed by a verb. Note also the connector is in the negative form. The connectors in the other options are not appropriate as they are for showing contrast
10.
"The financial analyst wanted to know the reason for poor results. _________ understand this, he needed to study the financial figures."
Fill the blank by choosing the appropriate connector from the following.
In order to
For
So that
As a result
'In order to' is the connector that helps to answer the question 'why did the financial analyst want to study financial figures.' The connectors in the other options are not appropriate
Author:  V T Narendra

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