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We eat so that we may live.(1) -> We eat that we may live.(2)

I knew "that" in sentence (1) could be omitted, but can "so" be omitted instead of "that"?

and (1), (2) means same??

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  • Sounds good to me.
    – gotube
    Nov 17, 2022 at 18:16
  • @gotube thank you for answer, so (1), (2) means same??
    – inviolable
    Nov 18, 2022 at 0:14
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    Yes, they have the same meaning. The version without "so" is somewhat more poetic or dramatic.
    – gotube
    Nov 18, 2022 at 3:06
  • @gotube thank you for answer
    – inviolable
    Nov 18, 2022 at 3:16

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