Home >> English Vocabulary >> In order to

In order to

English Vocabulary tips & definition with Gymglish.
Improve your English and try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

in order to (enter this office building, you must have a badge): to be able to (enter this office building, you must have a badge)
conjunction
I'm staying in Tanzania in order to perfect my Swahili I am staying Tanzania to be able to study Swahili
I walked up the stairs slowly in order not to wake my parents I walked up the stairs slowly so that I wouldn't wake my parents

in order that: so that
conjunction
In order that is generally much more formal that in order to. In an informal style, we can also use so that.

I have arrived early in order that I can talk to you I have come early so that I can talk to you

Going further...

Still having difficulties with 'In order to' Test our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment!

Do you have smart way of remembering this rule? A tip to avoid making a mistake on 'In order to'?
Share it with us!