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Hi, Me_IV,

@Me_IV posted:

I left my house early so that I arrived at the concert early.

Does it mean:

1 I left my house early so that I would arrived at the concert early. (Whether I arrived early is not known)

2 I left my house early so I arrived at the concert early. (I actually arrived early)

For "so that" to mean "in order that" (purpose), there has to be a modal in the second clause: will, can, may in present contexts; would, could, might in past contexts.

Therefore, your sentence is equivalent to (2) and "so that" expresses result there.

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