how should thus be used

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gonghai

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

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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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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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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.

:down: "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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