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    Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards

    Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards of the time, and .......... changes his entire perception and behavior.

    A) so
    B) due to
    C) thus
    D) therefore
    E) though


    Why A, why not C-D?

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    Re: Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards of the time, and .......... changes his entire perception and behavior.

    A) so
    B) due to
    C) thus
    D) therefore
    E) though


    Why A, why not C-D?
    Good question. I think they all fit and I don't know why they have a comma after "time".

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    Re: Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards

    [QUOTE=Volcano1985;809351]Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards of the time, and .......... changes his entire perception and behavior.

    A) so
    B) due to
    C) thus
    D) therefore
    E) though

    NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I "vote" for A, C, and D:

    Mr. Kurtz sees the meaninglessness of Asian standards, and so/thus/therefore

    [he] changes his entire perception and behavior.

    (2) Maybe (maybe) "A" (as your teacher told you) is preferable because technically

    speaking, some strict teachers feel that "thus" and "therefore" need special

    punctuation. Maybe something like:

    ...of the time; thus, he changes ...

    ...of the time; therefore, he changes ...

    (Teachers nowadays accept "so" as a coordinating conjunction that needs only a

    comma: ...of the time, so he changes ...)

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