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Every time when I use "in order" for us, word document asks me to consider revising and I don't understand why. e.g. In order for us to provide a proper quote of our fee, we require more information from a client, unless it is a start-up business.

I thought "in order for us" in the above sentence is perfect.

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Hi, Cristi—Microsoft Word flags (with underlining) many constructions that are perfectly fine from a grammatical standpoint, and "in order" in "in order to" purpose clauses is a big example of that. I wish someone would complain to Bill Gates about this. I guess the programmers feel that, because the "in order" is unnecessary, it is wordy. Outrageously, Word even underlines "have to," presumably because the programmers feel people should use "must" instead!

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