so as + infinitive and so as not + infinitive

so as + infinitive and so as not + infinitive

Created:27 Sep 2017 00:17:14 , in  intermediate


So as + a verb in an infinitive form pattern is used to explain a purpose of action. So as is a conjunction in this pattern and it can be replaced with in order to.

The pattern has a negative form also. The form is created by adding not in front of infinitive: so as not + a verb in an infinitive form.

Example sentences

I bought a car so as not to walk that much anymore.

Julie worked hard on the project so as not to disappoint her colleagues.

Yesterday Tommy bought a set of new winter tires for his car so as not to get caught by wintry weather conditions.

Last week Jimmy postponed the purchase of a pair of trainers so as to save some money towards a swimming course for his son.

This post was updated on 17 Nov 2017 19:17:51

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