Conjunctions are so useful when it comes to writing and speaking. They help us link words, phrases, and sentences. We have to learn them in order to write and speak effectively. For this reason, I am going to share with you the Conjunctions of Purpose in today’s English Grammar Topic.

Conjunctions of Purpose

What are conjunctions of purpose?

These conjunctions are used to express purposes in a sentence. They are that, so that, in order that, lest, etc. Let’s see their usage one by one with relevant examples in a sentence.


I eat that I may live.

She plays that she may be fit.

They earn that they may fulfill their family needs.

so that

He came here so that he can discuss the plan.

I called you so that I could inform you in advance.

We live together so that we can save some money.

in order that

He is working hard in order that he can succeed.

He studies the whole night in order that he can top the exam.

They are doing the work in order that can earn the boss’s approval.


Run fast lest you should miss the train.

I obeyed her lest she should be angry.

Take time when time cometh, lest time steal away. 

He ran away lest he is seen.

Preposition Words with Obliged to and at

More English Grammar Topics

Besides the usage of conjunctions of place, you can learn the following grammar lessons as well to improve your speaking and writing.

Preposition Words with Liable

Intensifiers in English

Difference between quit, quite and quiet

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