I got up at 4:30 a.m. so that I caught the earliest bus to go to work.

Jayden Cool

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a) I got up at 4:30 a.m. so that I caught the earliest bus to go to work.

b) I got up at 4:30 a.m. so that I could catch the earliest bus to go to work.

c) I got up at 4:30 a.m. ( in order ) to catch the earliest bus to go to work.

d) I got up at 4:30 a.m. so that I would catch the earliest bus to go to work.

e) I got up at 4:30 a.m. in order that I could catch the earliest bus to go to work.

Question: Which one is natural / correct to native speakers?
 
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  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    (a) not natural or correct.
    (b) correct but long-winded.
    (c) correct and natural if you omit in order and to go:
    I got up at 4.30am to catch the earliest bus to work.
    or
    I got up at 4.30am so that I could catch the earliest bus to work.
     
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