Is it always possible to just use 'to' instead of 'in order to'?
What is actually the additional information provided by 'in order to'?
I understand in order to as meaning that the aforementioned action comes first (in order) and thus enables the subsequently mentioned action.
So we have the order: 1st action allows 2nd action.
But isn't this always the case, even when using 'to' in order to describe a following action that requires the aforementioned action?
I find it quite difficult to explain what I mean, particularly because I do not know what clauses that begin with 'in order to' are called. Cause/reason clauses, or something like that?