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    Thereby

    "Frequenting our website does not establish an attorney-client relationship nor does a contractual relationship with our firm result thereby."

    Is it correct to use "thereby" as it is used above?

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    Re: Thereby

    No. 'Therefrom'; ('result...from', not 'by).

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    Re: Thereby

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    No. 'Therefrom'; ('result...from', not 'by).

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    Agreed.

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    Re: Thereby

    According to my dictionary, "thereby" means "by means of or because of that." So if "thereby" can mean "because of that," "thereby" should be correct.

    "Frequenting our website does not establish an attorney-client relationship nor does a contractual relationship with our firm result because of that."

    That was my logic behind "thereby." But I guess it's faulty.

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    Re: Thereby

    No. No, no. No, no, no, no.

    What we are dealing with is the characteristic of the verb "result" to require "from".

    No reasonable anglophone would say "He smoked and his cancer probably resulted by that." You'd say, "... from that."

    So it's therefrom, with the verb "result."

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