Using ” in order that” in English


There are various ways to express the purpose or reason in English. One of them is “In Order That”

We use “in order that” as a conjunction ( subordinating conjunction ) to introduce clauses of reason and explanation.

We can say that it is used to explain why an action is done.


  • “in order that” is a conjunction which is used to join two clauses. ( one of them expresses an action, the other expresses the purpose )
  • “in order that” is used before the clause which indicates the purpose.
  •  The clause after “in order that” generally includes a modal ( like can, could, may, might, will or would ).
A Clause ( Action ) + In Order That + A Clause ( Purpose )

We can also use “so that” for expressing purpose in english.

For using “so that” to express purpose in english click here

For “so that or in order that?” click here

You can see many examples related to using “in order that” below;


  •    She opened the window in order that the wind could come in.
  •    The child wants to finish her homework today in order that she will be free at the weekend.
  •    I will leave the party early in order that I will catch the bus.
  •   They will go to England in order that they can improve their speaking.
  •    I study my lessons very hard in order that I can pass the exams.
  •    We got up early in order that we would not be late for the meeting.
  •    She wants to study at a good university in order that she can find a good job with a high salary.