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    expression "thus far"

    Hi guys,

    should the expression "thus far" be place at the beginning or at the end of a long sentence?

    "However, thus far, very few works have addressed methodology or standardization problems"

    or

    "However, very few works have addressed methodology or standardization problems, thus far"

    Also should I use commas?

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    'Thus far' is the same as 'so far'.
    It is used either at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.
    The comma before the phrase is not required if it is at the end of the sentence.

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    'Thus far' is the same as 'so far'.
    It is used either at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.
    The comma before the phrase is not required if it is at the end of the sentence.

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    "However, thus far, very few works have addressed methodology or standardization problems"

    Where you place it in your sentence depends on your previous sentence!

    "Since 1980, research studies into Googilzation have appeared at an ever increasing rate. However, thus far, very few..."

    "Since 1980, a cornucopia of books on the subject of Googlization has appeared to fill the shelves of our research libraries/ However, very few works..."

    If you are stressing the time component, place 'thus far' at the beginning. If you are stressing the dirth of specific works, it could be placed last.

    In both cases, my own preference is at the beginning of the sentence. Then it has the two fold effect: it stresses its appearance in 'time' for you, and that your work is novel.

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    "it has the two fold effect..." - make that three: the third is to make it clear that you have an expensive education. "Thus far" is often just a hi-falutin way of saying "until now"; it is mainly used in formal contexts, and in quotations like "thus far and no further" (where it doesn't mean that at all).

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    As yet may be used as so far/thus far/until now but rather in a negative sentence.

    Eg She has as yet but little interest in that.

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    Re: expression "thus far"

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    As yet may be used as so far/thus far/until now but rather in a negative sentence.

    Eg She has as yet but little interest in that.

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    Hmm. Hadn't noticed that before.

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