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Chapter 5. Cause and Effect > So That, In Order That, and In Order To

So That, In Order That, and In Order To

Some sentences express purpose or intention, and their interpretation is related to cause-and-effect reasoning. Common signals of purpose are the phrases so that and in order that (or in order to). In these cases, the “cause” follows the signal.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Use context clues to interpret the italicized word in each of the following sentences. Write a definition in the blank space provided.

1:Fran took on an extra job in order to augment her meager salary.

augment: _______________

A1: If Fran needed an extra job because her salary was very small, she needed to increase her income. Augment means to “increase” or “make greater.”
2:The driver took an alternate street so that he could avoid the roadblock.

alternate: _______________

A2: If the driver needed to avoid a blocked road, he would choose a different road. In this case, alternate means “substitute” or “second choice.”



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