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So that


So that
Hello everyone ,

I would be grateful if anyone answered me this  question .

Can we use the  "  so that " as a linking word  at the beginning of a sentence or

 should it always be in the middle of the sentence ?

Thanks ,

27 Jan 2014      


It is more usual to see it in the middle, but it is perfectly acceptable at the beginning, in my opinion.

So that he could afford the new car, he had to save a lot of money.

We might more commonly say: In order to afford the new car, he had to save a lot of money.

27 Jan 2014     


So that you understand clearly , I will draw you a map.
It is not very common to start a sentence with �so that � but it is gramatically correct.

27 Jan 2014