Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Thus (= generally used to introduce a logical conclusion) is used only in formal styles: ‘All vaccines carry some risk of side effects. Thus emergency equipment and appropriate drugs should be available at all immunization sessions.’

In non-formal styles use so: ‘The smell of paint can give you a headache and so it’s good idea to keep the windows open.’ ‘He is biased and so cannot be trusted.’

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