Category: "Chtoby"

Чтобы (часть четвёртая)

February 10th, 2011 — posted by Don
We previously noted the use of the word чтобы in sentences like this where someone in the first clause wants someone else in the second clause to do something. I want my daughter to write a letter to her grandmother. The translation of such… more »

Чтобы (часть третья)

February 8th, 2011 — posted by Don
We previously noted the use of the word чтобы in sentences like: I want my daughter to write a letter to her grandmother. In the Russian version of that sentence the чтобы clause contains a perfective verb to express a one-time action with result… more »

Чтобы (часть вторая)

February 4th, 2011 — posted by Don
Consider the following two sentences in English: 1. I want to attend the university. 2. I want my daughter to attend the university. Both sentences use an infinitive construction in the second part of the sentence. If the implied subject in… more »

Чтобы (часть первая)

February 3rd, 2011 — posted by Don
One of the uses of the word чтобы is to indicate the purpose for which an object or action is designated. It is often translated into English as “to” or “so that”: Я купил словарь, чтобы лучше делать домашнюю работу. I bought a dictionary to do… more »