Other Ways to Say IN ORDER TO
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at other ways to say IN ORDER TO.
“In order to” is a conjunction we normally use to express purpose.
- Sandra was doing yoga every evening in order to relax and sleep better.
- In order to make more money, Mark took another job.
- The Petersons moved to the country in order to have peace and quiet.
“In order to” is used in a formal context such as writing or giving a lecture; in everyday situations, we use “to”.
- He went downtown to meet a friend.
- To stay slim, she avoided eating dinner.
Here is the list of words and phrases we can use instead of “in order to”:
- So (that)
- With the aim of/aiming to
- With the intention of/intending to
- For the purpose of
- To meet the needs of
- With an eye to
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Meaning: a conjunction we use to say why someone does something or what the result of some doing is.
- We’ve also been invited to the wedding, so I’ll see you there.
- Her parents bought her a piano so that she could practice at home.
With the aim of/aiming to
Meaning: as a means of achieving a specific goal. Remember to use the gerund after with the aim of.
- She visited her home town with the aim of seeing an old friend.
- The Ministry planned to cut taxes aiming to stimulate the country’s economy.
With the intention of/intending to
Meaning: with the plan or intention to do something.
- Martha went to the supermarket with the intention of buying some cheese for the pie.
- Mark borrowed the money from the bank, intending to repay it by the next year.
For the purpose of
Meaning: in order to.
- They surveyed 100 people for the purpose of the study.
- The police arrested two men for the purpose of asking them some questions.
To meet the needs of
Meaning: which is intended to be used for a particular purpose.
- The course is designed to meet the needs of intermediate language learners.
- The health service was structured to meet the needs of all age groups.
With an eye to
Meaning: with the intention of, in order to.
- They bought a cottage with an eye to turn it into a motel.
- One should always make plans with an eye to the future.
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