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    how should thus be used

    how should thus be used in english writing

    and what is the difference between will and would
    and how do i choose which one to use

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    It's used to introduce a result or consequence of something. Here are some examples:
    http://thetis.bl.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=thus

    It's hard to give a simple explanation of 'will' and 'would', but 'will' is real, while 'would' is imaginary or unlikely.


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    oh ic

    i get it now
    thanks

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    It's a useful site for examples of real usage.

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    Re: how should thus be used

    In this case is thus correctly used??

    I understand their point of view, so I could not build up a way to convince them, and thus I explained to my friend yesterday.


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    Re: how should thus be used

    I have not been able to get to the website recommended here. Is the URL correct? Is there another way to access it?

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    Re: how should thus be used

    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce_Alma View Post
    In this case is thus correctly used??

    I understand their point of view, so I could not build up a way to convince them, and thus I explained to my friend yesterday.
    "thus" means 'in this way'. The phrase you need in your sentence is 'that's what' (or just replace 'and that's what' with 'as'). You could also use a semi-colon after 'convince them' and say '; I explained that/as much to my friend yesterday'.

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