in order for

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in order for

  1. To indicate a possible consequence of an event or action.
    She stood in order to see over the crowd. / She stood to see over the crowd.

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  • The words "in order" in this context are usually redundant, and can be removed to leave just "for" as an expression of consequence. This is distinct from "in order to" as that phrase implies a design or purpose.


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