Grammar GuideVerbsWhen can you omit "in order" in a sentence?

When can you omit "in order" in a sentence?

When can you omit "in order" in a sentence?

You don't need to use the phrase 'in order + to-infinitive' in your work. It's clearer and simpler to just use the 'to-infinitive' form. 'In order' is redundant and unnecessary.

  • Original: In order to go to the store, he needed to find his keys.
  • Rewrite: To go to the store, he needed to find his keys.