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    and thus began the chain


    - "And thus began the chain of mistakes that led us here." -Varys

    This sentence is from Games of Thrones. (the link:

    I would like to ask why an inversion is used after the word 'thus' in the above sentence. I would also ask if we can
    apply the structure to such words as 'therefore, hence, etc' or not.


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    Re: and thus began the chain

    It's a structure frequently used in literary/poetical contexts, but not in everyday conversation.

    You can use it after 'hence' and 'whence' but offhand I'm not sure about 'therefore' or any other adverbs.

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