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Considering the sentence:

I'd like to do ... in such a way that ... is achieved.

Does this sound wordy? If so, is there a way to streamline it?

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Is there any reason you prefer not to use in such a way that? – kiamlaluno Dec 7 '11 at 11:19
@kiamlaluno these are five words where less may suffice. Kris even found a single word to replace this. – artistoex Dec 7 '11 at 11:35
This is not a constructive question. All the answers are equally valid. – Matt Эллен Dec 7 '11 at 13:05
@Matt now it's a constructive question. – artistoex Dec 7 '11 at 17:52

"So" should do? "I'd like to do ..., so (that) ... is achieved."

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You can directly substitute it with "in a manner that". Not much shorter, granted, but if you want to avoid repetition it may be of use to you.

I'd like to write this sentence in a manner that highlights my answer.

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Perhaps you can use "such that"

I'd like to do addition on the calculator in such a way that the addition function is achieved.

I'd like to do addition on the calculator such that the addition function is achieved.

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