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Is the use of "in this capacity" correct in the sentence below?
Sport, as discussed earlier in this paper, has various important functions in society. Thus, in governing such a socially significant activity, sports federations perform a task of public interest, a task normally reserved for governmental bodies. In this capacity, sports federations have instituted their own legislative, executive and judicial bodies.
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I thought "therefore" and "thus" were synonyms. My dictionary states that "Therefore and thus are both fairly formal words that introduce a statement that is a consequence of the previous statement."
What's the difference according to you?
1) Bend from the waist, thus.(like this)
2 with this result:
They planned to reduce staff and thus to cut costs. (by this means)
You use "therefore" if you want to express a consequence. (for that reason). Sometimes you might be able to interchange them.
- Main Entry: thus
1 : in this or that manner or way <described it thus>
2 : to this degree or extent : so <thus far>
3 : because of this or that : hence, consequently
4 : as an example
It seems to me that "thus" is wider in meaning than "therefore," but the two words can be synonyms (see also Thus Definition | Definition of Thus at Dictionary.com). If "thus" can mean "hence" or "consequently," I don't see why I would have to replace it with "therefore" in the sentence "Thus, in governing such a socially significant activity, sports federations perform a task of public interest, a task normally reserved for governmental bodies." I do however think that "therefore" sounds better.