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Now the process takes an organizational focus—getting the work of the business done efficiently and effectively so as to make the strategy work.

(1) I interpret 'so as to' as 'inorder to' or 'to'. Are there any additional meanings for 'so as to'?

(2) If I remove 'so as' from the original sentence, does the sentence give the same meaning?
Regards,
Krish
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I think you're right Krish..[Y]
Hi,

Now the process takes an organizational focus—getting the work of the business done efficiently and effectively so as to make the strategy work.

(1) I interpret 'so as to' as 'inorder to' or 'to'. Are there any additional meanings for 'so as to'?

(2) If I remove 'so as' from the original sentence, does the sentence give the same meaning?

The tree fell so as to block the road. No purpose is implied. It means 'in such a way as to'.

He cut down the tree to block the road. Shows purpose.

Best wishes, Clive
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Clive

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The tree fell so as to block the road. No purpose is implied. It means 'in such a way as to'.

Best wishes, Clive

I purpose implied here?Mail your package early so as to ensure its timely arrival.
RishonlyNow the process takes an organizational focus—getting the work of the business done efficiently and effectively so as to make the strategy work.

(1) I interpret 'so as to' as 'inorder to' or 'to'. Are there any additional meanings for 'so as to'?

(2) If I remove 'so as' from the original sentence, does the sentence give the same meaning?

Regards,
Krish

This is the meaning you are using:

so as to adv. : 1. In order to; "he observed the snakes so as to describe their behavior."
Hi Milky,

Mail your package early so as to ensure its timely arrival.

Well, maybe, maybe not. I'm inclined to think the post office just means 'in such a way as to ...' In my first post, I didn't mean to say it couldn't mean 'in order to', I was just trying to point out an alternative meaning.

Anyway, what do you think of my example of the tree?

Clive
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Thanks, Milky. I believe 'so as to' , combined together, is an idiom here.
Thanks, Clive. So, one more meaning of 'so as to' is 'in such a way as to'; and the preposition 'to' shows the purpose , and the idiom 'so as to' doesn't show the purpose. Right?
Hi,

Yes. Simply put, that's how I see it.

Best wishes, Clive
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