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SO AS TO Sun May 06, 2012 10:50 am
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Can you please explain why A is wrong? OA is D
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In 1527 King Henry VIII sought to have his marriage to Queen Catherine annulled so as to marry Anne Boleyn.

(A) so as to marry
(B) and so could be married to
(C) to be married to
(D) so that he could marry
(E) in order that he would marry

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Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 am
D is clear. In A "so as to" is wrong!

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Sun May 06, 2012 2:06 pm
"So as to" is used in the form "so *x* as to *y*."

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Mon May 07, 2012 11:15 am
Hi Bill,

who is X and Y in this case? I thought that Henry King was both X and Y cause he's both the one who is seeking to have the marriage annulled and the one who will marry Anne Boleyne.

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Mon May 07, 2012 11:57 am
In that case, x is a condition that leads to consequence y:

The sauce was so spicy as to bring tears to my eyes.

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Mon May 07, 2012 5:44 pm
'so as to' is used to convey aftermath of some situation.
if the aftermath was expected and intended, use 'so that/in order to'

//intended
Ram worked hard so as to stand first in class - wrong
Ram worked hard so that he can stand first in the class - right
Ram worked hard in order to stand first in the class - right

//aftermath/capability
Ram is so intelligent as to stand first in the class
Ram is so poor as to hardly buy his books
This game is so interesting as to be very addictive
The sauce was so hot as to burn my mouth

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