# How is thus used in a sentence?

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## How is thus used in a sentence?

Use the adverb thus in place of words like therefore or so when you want to sound proper. Use thus interchangeably with words like consequently, ergo, hence, and just like that. For example, if you want to sound fancy you could say no one showed up for water aerobics, thus the class was cancelled. It had to be thus.

## Is there a comma after Thus at the beginning of a sentence?

In a sentence with two independent clauses that are joined by thus, you need a semi-colon before it, not a comma. You usually need a comma after it. At the beginning of a sentence, it is usually followed by a comma. When thus introduces a gerund or a gerund phrase, a comma is needed before thus but not after it.

## Is thus followed by a comma?

Thus is usually separated from the rest of the sentence by commas, but the commas are often omitted if this would lead to three commas in a row (as in the third example). The comma here was appropriate because what follows thus is not a clause. It is just a parenthetical expression extending the preceding clause.

## How do you use Thus at the beginning of a sentence?

Thus can be used both at the very beginning of the sentence, or between the subject and the verb: At high altitude, the boiling point of water is lower than at sea-level. Thus, pasta takes a longer time to cook. Pasta thus takes a longer time to cook.

## What is thus an example of?

Thus is defined as in a certain way or therefore. An example of thus is showing how something is to look when completed. An example of thus is Some of the trees didn’t have many apples; therefore, we had to walk farther into the orchard. In this or that manner; in the way just stated or in the following manner.