Consider these two sentences:
(1) 母はついてくるようにアリスに合図した (Mother signaled to Alice to follow her)
と合図した。 (Father gestured to me to go out of the room)
And another sentence which I suspect has the same use of と as (2) but I cannot exactly say what it does:
とした本です。(Unnatural: This book is a book that is done in order for children to be targets) (Natural: This is a book for children)
Now I deconstruct the use of
AをBとC in (3) to mean "Do verb C to achieve state B in direct object A"
(Question) How would I understand the use of
と in (2)? Since (1) does not require
と yet has a similar structure involving
XようにY means "to do Y so that X can happen". What happens when
と is added to the mix as in (2)?
(Example sentences taken from WWWJDIC)