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Doing for a reason with 〜ように

ように following a plain (dictionary) or ない form of a verb indicates the purpose of or motive for an action. It is similar to “so that” or “in order to” in English.


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Further Reading

  • Chino, Naoko. "Basic Pattern 37." A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, Kodansha, 2000, pp. 226–227
  • Kamiya, Taeko. "Stating Purpose, Cause, and Reason." Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, pp. 144–145
  • Makino, Seiichi and Michio Tsutsui. "Main Entries." A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times Ltd., 1989, pp. 553–554