In order to

In order to


In order is to be in a state of readiness or for a preparation or arrangement

E.g. All the arrangements were in order for the President’s arrival.

In order to is a subordinating conjunction. It is used with an infinitive form of a verb to express the purpose or intent of something. It introduces a

subordinate clause and is more common in writing than in speaking.

E.g. Mrs Smith had to work two jobs in order to earn a living for herself and her five children.

Or, All of us need some rest in order to be fresh and ready for the next task.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. He was able to reach the top shelf because he was taller than her.

b. He was able to reach the top shelf that he was taller than her.

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ANSWER: a. He was able to reach the top shelf because he was taller than her.



2.
a. He arrived early in order check the mall’s opening arrangements

b. He arrived early in order to check the mall’s opening arrangements.
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ANSWER: b. He arrived early in order to check the mall’s opening arrangements.



3.
a. The Inspector was in plainclothes in order to catch the burglar red-handed.

b. The Inspector was in plainclothes in order to catching the burglar red-handed.

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ANSWER: a. The Inspector was in plainclothes in order to catch the burglar red-handed.



4.
a. She wakes up early in the morning in order to practice her singing.

b. She wakes up early in the morning to practice in order her singing.

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ANSWER: a. She wakes up early in the morning in order to practice her singing.



5.
a. Mother finished cooking dinner quickly in order to watching her favourite soap-operas.

b. Mother finished cooking dinner quickly in order to watch her favourite soap-operas.

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ANSWER: b. Mother finished cooking dinner quickly in order to watch her favourite soap-operas.


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