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    thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Is the punctuation in the following sentence correct?

    There are many everyday activities that we do not enjoy but cannot avoid, thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.
    Source: Focus on vocabulary 1, unit 2

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    I think that "thus" is a conjunctive adverb that cannot alone connect two independent clauses in the sentence above.)

    There are many everyday activities that we do not enjoy but cannot avoid; thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    There are many everyday activities that we do not enjoy but cannot avoid. Thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 16-Aug-2017 at 15:30.
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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    The original sentence contained a comma splice. Your revisions are better.
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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    May I ask what "to be in the flow" in this context means?
    Does it mean something like "to be in the flow of these/those activities"?

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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    May I ask what "to be in the flow" in this context means?
    Does it mean something like "to be in the flow of these/those activities"?
    Sure Tzfujimino.
    it means that when you are find yourself so completely gripped by what you are doing that you lose track of time. All of a sudden you look up at clock and realize that hours haved passed. It is called flow because people regularly describe that experience as similar to drifting with the flow of water.
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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The original sentence contained a comma splice. Your revisions are better.
    Thanks GoesStation for your response.
    Maybe it was a typo in the book. Is it possible to make such obvious mistake in the academic book? I don't think so.
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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Thanks GoesStation for your response.
    Maybe it was a typo in the book. Is it possible to make such an obvious mistake in the an academic book? I don't think so.
    It is. You have the evidence in your hands.
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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Thank you, ambitiousーgirl.
    Then, this one fits the context.
    I didn't know it's used this way.

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    Re: thus, no one can be in the flow all of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Then, this one fits the context.
    Yes, that's it in a nutshell. The sentence makes it clear that "being in the flow" is rendered impossible by unenjoyable but unavoidable daily activities.
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