I understand in order to as meaning that the aforementioned kích hoạt comes first (in order) và thus enables the subsequently mentioned action.

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So we have the order: 1st action allows 2nd action.

But isn"t this always the case, even when using "to" in order to describe a following action that requires the aforementioned action?

I find it quite difficult to explain what I mean, particularly because I vì not know what clauses that begin with "in order to" are called. Cause/reason clauses, or something lượt thích that?


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in order to communicates purpose or intent rather than timing. You can simply use to instead, and your sentence will be correct, but in order to makes explicit the actor"s reasoning for performing the first action.


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In order to, as I see it, means "as a means lớn do/achieve...", & it can derive some other forms lượt thích "in order that", which has lớn be followed by a sentence.

Mostly you can use to instead of in order to in a sentence without making any grammatical mistakes. But to doesn"t necessarily convey the meaning of "with an intention" as much as in order to does.


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"to" is part of the infinitive in English và does not necessarily connote purpose/intention. So:

Q: Where are you planning to go this summer?

A: I am planning to lớn go to Rome.

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The usage affects the meaning depending on whether the clause refers to lớn the subject or the object:

He sent the kids lớn his mother"s house khổng lồ have some peace (so that they could have some peace)He sent the kids to his mother"s house in order to lớn have some peace (so that he could have some peace)


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Good Question, Compare the sentences:

To win, we must work together

In Order to win, we must work together


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