USAGE: "Therefore" and "thus"

Subject: USAGE: "Therefore" and "thus"
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 20:24:16 -0500

Emru Townsend <emru -at- CORECO -dot- COM> wrote:

>Anyway, my question: in many of the documents, I see gleeful >overuse of "therefore" and "thus." Nine times out of ten, I >find this grating on my ear when I mentally "listen" to the >document. I'm currently looking for ways around these terms, >but most of the time, I'm stumped. The words accurately convey >the intended meaning, but they just seem wrong.

You might use a thesaurus.

However, if the words grate, they may be unnecessary, either because
they're used inappropriately or because the logical connections are
strong enough without them. Try just leaving them out.
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Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
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