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Anyone have any insight when to use the clause "so as [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2010, 17:59
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Anyone have any insight when to use the clause "so as to" in sentence correction.

Ive seen it in a couple questions and am quite confused on when it is appropriate.


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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2010, 01:20
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"So as to" is similar in meaning to "in order to" and usually used in cause-effect type of sentence. "So as to" is usually followed by a verb.

Usage,

"Ryan extended his leave so as to spend more time with the family."
can also be written as
"Ryan extended his leave in order to spend more time with the family."
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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 11:11
"so as to" is frequently exploited and is almost always incorrect, however "so [adjective] as to [verb] is acceptable.

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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 00:43
so as to denotes a sence of purpose ...
as infinitive does
so that denotes result ...
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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 02:15
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Anyone have any insight when to use the clause "so as to" in sentence correction.

Ive seen it in a couple questions and am quite confused on when it is appropriate.


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So as to or So x as to y are never acceptable usages on GMAT. This is coming straight from OG.
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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2010, 12:54
Well is that true ? so as to is forbidden so So x as to y is forbidden? I have not seen it in any prep material. Experts please?
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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2010, 00:29
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Well is that true ? so as to is forbidden so So x as to y is forbidden? I have not seen it in any prep material. Experts please?


Multiple places in OG 12th edition, where OG is not gung-ho about 'so as to'. Q 39 (Anne Boleyn) and Q 65 (Army Corps of Engineers) are cases in point.
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Re: When to use "so as to" in sentence correction   [#permalink] 20 Dec 2010, 00:29
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