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ADVERBIAL CLAUSES OF PURPOSE

I. Combine the following sentences by using To Infinitive or To infinitive phrase to express


purpose.
1. He opened the lions cage. He intended to feed the lion.
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2. He left his rifle outside. He didnt want to frighten his wife.
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3. I took off my shoes. I didnt want to make any noise.
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4. I sent him out of the room. I didnt want him to hear my conversation with Mary.
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5. He learned English well. He wanted his mother to be happy.
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1I. Combine the following sentences by using clauses of purpose.


6. Put the cork back. Someone may knock the bottle over.
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7. They talked in whispers. They didnt want me to overhear them.
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8. Airplanes carry parachutes. The crew can escape in case of fire.
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9. I am insuring my life. I want my children to have something to live on if I am killed.
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10. Please shut the gate. I dont want the cows to get out of the field.
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III. Choose the best answer to complete each sentence.


11. The ceiling is ______.
A. too high for me to reach B. too tall for me to reach
C. so high for me reaching D. enough high of me to reaching
12. He goes to England_____.
A. so that he learns English B. so that he may learn English
C. so to learn English D. so he learns English
13. It was too late _____.
A. to go for them to the party. B. for them to go to the party.
C. because they go to the party. D. so they go to the party.
14. She hid the present______ _______.
A. so that the children wouldnt find it B. in order to the children not to find it
C. for the children not find it D. in order that the children not to find it
15. I tried to study English well. I wanted to get a good job. means________.
A. I tried to study English well so that I can get a good job
B. I tried to study English well in order that I can get a good job
C. I tried to study English well to get a good job
D.I try to study English well in order that I can get a good job
16. They whispered. They didnt want anyone to hear them. means _____.
A. They whispered in order to make anyone hear them
B. They whispered so that no one could hear them
C. They whispered to make everyone hear them
D. They whispered in order that make everyone hear them
17. We preserve natural resources. We can use them in the future. means_____.
A. We preserve natural resources so that we can use them in the future
B. We preserve natural resources so as to we can use them in the future
C. We preserve natural resources in order to we can use them in the future
D. We preserve natural resources for fear that we can use them in the future
18. The teacher was explaining the lesson slowly and clearly_____.
A. to make his students to understand it
B. in order that his students can understand it
C. so as to that his students could understand it
D. so that his students could understand it
19. I am not _____ a car.
A. rich enough to buy B. too rich enough to buy
C. too poor to buy D. enough rich to buy
20. _______ to go to the cinema.
A. it was late so that B. that it was late C. it was too late D. such too late
21. The piano was too heavy ______.
A. for nobody to move B. for nobody to moving
C. for anyone to move D. for anyone to moving
22. The school boys are in hurry ______ they will not be late for school.
A. so as to B. to C. in order that D. for
23. He turned off the lights before going out _____ waste electricity.
A. so that not B. as not to C. in order that not D. so as not to
24. The film was ______ through.
A. too long for us to see B. very long for us to see it
C. too long for us seeing it D. too long enough for us to see
25. The coffee was _____ to drink.
A. so strong B. strong
C. enough strong D. too strong
26. I bought this new software _____ Chinese.
A. for learning B. learning C. to learn D. learned
27. Mary jogs everyday ______ lose weight.
A. so she can B. so that she can C. because she can D. so that to
28. He was playing very softly_____________ he _____________ disturb anyone.
A. in order that / couldnt B. so that / cant C. so that / could D. so/ can
29. I sent him out of the room _________discuss his progress with his headmaster.
A. for B. in order to C. so as D. in order that
30. He fixed a metal ladder to the wall below his window_____ escape if there was a fire.
A. to B. not to C. so as not D. so that
31. The police had barricaded the main street__________ prevent the demonstrators from marching
through the town.
A. so as to B. not to C. so as not to D. in order
32. They evacuated everybody from the danger zone_______ they _____ reduce the risk.
A. to/ could B. so that/ couldnt C. in order that / can D. so that/ could
33. He sent his children to the school__________ get more knowledge.
A. for him to B. to for them C. so as for them to D. so that he could
34. The workmen left red lights near the hole__________ warn motorists.
A. to B. for them not to C. so for them to D. so
35. I am learning skiing at an indoor school________ when I get to Switzerland.
A. to skiing B. to ski C. so as not to ski D. so that I cant ski
36. Keep my hens in a field surrounded by wire netting_____ I can protect them against the foxes.
A. to B. not to C. so as not to D. so that
37. I am saving up_________ buy a helicopter.
A. due to B. owing to C. so as to D. despite
38. He had the telephone installed in his car_________ his secretary to be able to contact him wherever
necessary.
A. so that B. in order that C. so as to D. for
39. We built the roof with a steel slope________ the snow to slide off easily.
A. less B. in order that C. for fear that D. for
40. The notices are written in several languages__________ to understand them.
A. for no one B. every one C. so that every one can D. for every one
41. He chained up the lioness at night___________ could frighten anyone.
A. so that he B. in order that she C. for fear that she D. for her not to
42. The burglar cut the telephone wires____________ call the police.
A. so that he can B. in order that I could C. for fear that I D. for me not to
43. The manufacturers have made the taps of their new gas cooker very stiff _________ young children
not to be able to turn them on.
A. so that B. in order that they wanted C. for fear that D. for
44. The policeman stopped the traffic every few minutes. He wanted the pedestrians to be across the
road.
The policeman stopped the traffic every few minutes ____________
A. in order that the pedestrians can be across the road.
B. in order to the pedestrians be across the road.
C. so that the pedestrians could be across the road.
D. so the pedestrians could be across the road.
45. I am putting the nets over my strawberry plants_______ the birds can eat all the strawberries.
A. so that B. in order that C. for not D. for fear that
46. We put bars in the lower windows____________ climb in.
A. so that every one could B. in order that no one
C. for fear that no one D. for no one to
47. Turn down the oven. We dont want the meat to burn while we are out.
Turn down the oven___________________________________________
A. for the meat dont burn while we are out.
B. not for the meat to burn while we are out.
C. so as to the meat not burn while we are out.
D. so that the meat cant burn while we are out.
48. He telephoned from a public call-box. He didnt want the call to be traced to his own address.
He telephoned from a public call-box___________________________________
A. less the call could be traced to his own address.
B. in order that the call to be traced to his own address.
C. so the call cant be traced to his own address.
D. so that the call could be traced to his own address.
49. We keep the spade in the house. There may be a heavy fall of snow in the night.
We keep the spade in the house_______________________________________
A. so that there may be a heavy fall of snow in the night.
B. in order to there may be a heavy fall of snow in the night.
C. so to be a heavy fall of snow in the night.
D. so there may be a heavy fall of snow in the night.
50. The debate on education has been postponed. The government wants to discuss the latest crisis.
The debate on education has been postponed_____________________________
A. in order that the government wants to discuss the latest crisis.
B. in order to the government wants to discuss the latest crisis.
C. so that the government can discuss the latest crisis.
D. so the government wants to discuss the latest crisis.