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Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y.

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Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 21:15
I'm lost.

Can anyone explain/provide examples?


I pinched every penny so as to be a rich man.

I pinched every penny so that I too could one day be a rich man.


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Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 23:24
these two are idioms and as I understand them

so as to-> in order to

so as to precedes verbs

You should start the project now so as to finish it in time

so that-> in order that , is often used with results

like, I stopped so that he could catch up -> so that often precedes noun,pronouns

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Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 00:01
prasannar wrote:
these two are idioms and as I understand them

so as to-> in order to

so as to precedes verbs

You should start the project now so as to finish it in time

so that-> in order that , is often used with results

like, I stopped so that he could catch up -> so that often precedes noun,pronouns

regards,
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I still don't get it.

I'll bring out the beast:

Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study


I would go for E. However, the modifier points to an implicit study, hence it's A. E is much more concise, and grammatically correct.
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Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 00:04
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I'm lost.

Can anyone explain/provide examples?


I pinched every penny so as to be a rich man.

I pinched every penny so that I too could one day be a rich man.


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Hi StartupAddict,

I found your topic about Gmatprep digging in the thread of Experience is good! I like that.

As far as I concerned, there is no difference between the two. Only the which one does not make you confused! I hope you will get what I mean by looking at this example.

For example :

OG10.67.
Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or newbom children.

(A) provide workers with unpaid leave so as to
(B) to provide workers with unpaid leave so as to(C) provide workers with unpaid leave in order that they
(D) to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can
(E) provide workers with unpaid leave and

The difference between B and D is : B: employers....care for sick or children, making the sentence awkward

But D : workers are persons who care for sick or children.

If I use "so as to" I will not able to say my opinion that workers caring for sick or children.

Correct me if I still wrong! hehe
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Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 18:20
Hi,

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Are both idioms ,so that and so X that Y, correct on GMAT?

for eg :

I did this so that I could leave early

Her action was so extreme that it could not be justified.


one book which I am using says that 'so X that Y ' is the correct idiom and it has no mention of 'so that'.

The other says 'so that' is correct.

Are both correct in different contexts?


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Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 05:33
Between the two idioms 'So X as to Y' and 'So X That Y' use the former when the emphasis is on Y and use the latter when the emphasis is on X
Re: Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y.   [#permalink] 01 Jun 2011, 05:33
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