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XPLORE 10 PowerPoint – Purpose clauses

PURPOSE CLAUSES
Worksheet
Study!
Look at the sentences in these pictures.

1. Complete the rules with the missing


information.

So that, to, in order to, so as to are linking words used to express ___________ – the reason
why someone does something. The purpose _________ answers the question "Why?" or "For
what reason?”
Example: Robots are used in industry in order to increase production.

in order to / to / so as to + bare __________


These linking words are used when the subject of the main clause
and the purpose clause is the same.

so that + __________ verb


These linking words are used when the subjects of the main clause
and the purpose clause are different.

Practise!
A. Match the sentences.
a. in order to invest in technological innovations.
1. Robots are being equipped with sensors
b. so as to replace his old pet.
2. Engineers have created new software
c. so that they can adjust themselves to humans'
3. This company has applied for a grant movements.
4. Robotic gadgets are used in medicine d. to improve the performance of robots.
e. so that they might help people with physical
5. He bought an iCat
disabilities.

B. Rewrite the sentences by building a purpose clause.


1. Telepresence robots are used in some companies. They replace businessmen in meetings.
(so as to)
________________________________________________________________________________
2. People are buying companion robots. They can help handicapped people. (so that)
________________________________________________________________________________

Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa


3. They installed a robotic arm in the factory. They wanted to see how it worked. (in order to)
________________________________________________________________________________
4. Researchers have developed talking robots. They can answer basic questions. (so that)
________________________________________________________________________________
5. Most domestic appliances contain robotic elements. They make housework easier. (to)
________________________________________________________________________________
6. They went to the Science Fair. They wanted to show their robotic project. (in order to)
_______________________________________________________________________________
7. Japanese companies produced one million robots. They are going to be launched in the
market. (so as to)
________________________________________________________________________________
8. Dancing robots have just been created. They can help humans practise. (so that)
________________________________________________________________________________

Go online and practise these purpose clauses @ http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-


english-78765.php and http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6268

Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa