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How to Use “So That” in English

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Using SO THAT in English! There are various ways to express the purpose or reason in English. One of them is “So That”. In this lesson, you will learn how to use So That in detail.

Using SO THAT in English So That

How to Use “So That”

  • We can combine two sentences into one using the conjunction “so + that”.
  • We use “so + that”  to introduce clauses of reason and explanation.
  • We can say that it is used to explain why an action is done.

A Clause ( Action ) + So That + A Clause ( Purpose )

Read the two sentences given below.

I took shelter under a tree. I didn’t want to get drenched in the rain.

The two sentences given above show a cause and effect relationship. We can combine them into one using so that.

=> I took shelter under a tree so that I wouldn’t get drenched in the rain.


  • She worked hard so that she would pass the test.
  • I made an early start so that I wouldn’t get stuck in the traffic.
  • We must sink a borehole so that people will have water.
  • The sink shelf is grooved so that the water will run off.
  • Put the food on the table so that everyone can dip in.
  • I’ve reorganized my files so that I can easily find what I’m looking for.
  • Sarah moved back in with her father so that she could look after him in his dotage.
  • He piped so that we could dance.
  • He left the phone off the hook so that he wouldn’t be disturbed.


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

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Thursday 31st of March 2022

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Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

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