I read information here, and in other places. But I can't come up with the perfect example that move away my doubt.

I found this in Oxford Dictionary which help me a little bit. But no really entirely.

so as to do something

In order to do something: She had put her hair up so as to look older.

So, if I understood well, I think that I can use so as for get accomplish something. Right?

I mean, Can I ,literally, replace so as by in order?

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    Yes you can, but then again, it also depends on the context. And note, it's not so as vs in order, it's so as to and in order to. So as to is generally used in formal English. Take a look at this question, it might help. – Manish Giri Aug 17 '14 at 13:05
  • Thanks! For the link to this question, I didn't find it. But I think, that have a problem. Because they said that so as to is the same of to that for me isn't. Right? E.g: I like to fish with my father. I like so as fish with my father. It's correct that? – titusfx Aug 17 '14 at 22:04

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