So... as

So... as


This phrase actually means – with the result or purpose of.

E.g.

Mrs Smith had to turn up the volume of the radio so as to drown out the noise from the construction down the road.

Or, We were packing hurriedly so as not to miss the train.

Please note: Most time, the phrase so as, is followed with an infinitive `to + verb’.

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

1.
a. I stopped running fast so as you could catch up.
b. I stopped running fast so as that you could catch up.

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ANSWER: a. I stopped running fast so as you could catch up.



2.
a. He sat at the back of the class to so as complete his homework, which he had not done earlier.
b. He sat at the back of the class so as to complete his homework, which he had not done earlier.

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ANSWER: b. He sat at the back of the class so as to complete his homework, which he had not done earlier.



3.
a. Send your package through speed-post so as to ensure its timely arrival.
b. Send your package through speed-post so to ensure its timely arrival.

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ANSWER: a. Send your package through speed-post so as to ensure its timely arrival.



4.
a. Martin made a note of the date in his diary so as not to forget his friend’s birthday.
b. Martin made a note of the date in his diary not so as to forget his friend’s birthday.

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ANSWER: a. Martin made a note of the date in his diary so as not to forget his friend’s birthday.



5.
a. Cycling tracks will be built in Delhi so enabling cyclists to enjoy cycling.
b. Cycling tracks will be built in Delhi so as to enable cyclists to enjoy cycling.

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ANSWER: b. Cycling tracks will be built in Delhi so as to enable cyclists to enjoy cycling.


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