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Reply Tue 19 Dec, 2017 02:16 pm
Which is clearer:
It was taken to the county in order to obtain the permit.
or
It was taken to the county so that we can obtain the permit.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 19 Dec, 2017 03:11 pm
@dabbadabba,
Both are clear; however, they have slightly different meanings.

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Reply Tue 19 Dec, 2017 05:19 pm
@dabbadabba,
What is the "it"?

An inspection form?

The building fee?

The plans?



The plans were taken to the county to get the permit.
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Reply Thu 21 Dec, 2017 05:21 am
@dabbadabba,
The first one remains in third person throughout. The second jumps from third to first so I'd go for the first.

Or, We took to the county so that we can obtain the permit.
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