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@duaiekan posted:

FROM Knowledge and Memory

In both of these cases, then, understanding means attempting to extract indexes such that old stories can be related to new ones.

Is it the same as 'so that'?  Can I replace it with 'so that'?

Hi, Duaiekan—The meaning of "such that" there is "in such a way that." If you replaced "such that" with "so that," the meaning would be different; it would indicate that the purpose of attempting to extract indexes is to relate old stories to new ones. However, a paraphrase is possible with "so" and "that" separated:

  • In both of these cases, then, understanding means attempting so to extract indexes that old stories can be related to new ones.

Hi, Duaiekan—The meaning of "such that" there is "in such a way that." If you replaced "such that" with "so that," the meaning would be different; it would indicate that the purpose of attempting to extract indexes is to relate old stories to new ones. However, a paraphrase is possible with "so" and "that" separated:

  • In both of these cases, then, understanding means attempting so to extract indexes that old stories can be related to new ones.

Thank you.  I have another question.

What about ' to the extent that'?  Is it possible there instead of 'such that'?

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