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A is coupled to B so that they can rotate together.

I am trying to rewrite the above sentence I created such that the rewritten one has the same meaning but is expressed in opposite way. My examples are as follows:

  1. A is coupled to B (so as) not to rotate relative to B.
  2. A is coupled to B in a manner that prohibits/prevents A from rotating relative to B.
  3. A is coupled to B in a manner that prohibits/prevents/does not allow relative rotation between A and B.

After I googled, I know that native speakers prefer the second and third sentences whereas non-native speakers prefer the first sentense.

I prefer the first one because it is shortest and simplest. The sentence is somewhat technical, but I would like to know only whether the first one is grammatically correct.

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A with "so as" is grammatically correct. You can even find it with some examples in a dictionary.

However, it does sound odd and it may require more mental effort from your readers to understand.

A similar but more common way of expressing this idea would be

A is coupled to B such that it cannot rotate relative to B.

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