Usage of so that


She drove to England instead of flying so that she could save money. 


What is the difference between drove and could in the above sentence?


Thanks in advance!

asked Aug 03 '13 at 20:00 ducdang123 Contributor

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'Drove' is a verb, the past tense of 'drive'. 'Could' is the past tense of 'can' and is auxilary verbal, which is used along with a verb imply ability or permission. You won't use a form of 'can' by itself.

link answered Aug 03 '13 at 20:13 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I simply asked about the usage of verbs in the structure ''so that''

According to the dictionary, it says so that means in order that. How can you differ verbs in the sentence? Does the second verb have to be similar to the first one?

For instance, she is ''sending'' the package early so that it ''will'' arrive in time for her sister's birthday.

ducdang123Aug 03 '13 at 23:35

Is vs Will in the above sentence

ducdang123Aug 03 '13 at 23:36

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