Should you start a sentence with thus?

“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.

Is firstly a word?

Is “Firstly” a Real Word? Dictionary giants Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster did not recognize firstly as a word at all. Native English speakers naturally warm to the word firstly as an ordinal adverb because most adverbs end in -ly. Not all adverbs do; consider fast, well, and often, for example.

How do you use thus in a conclusion?

Thus usually refers to the past. It is often used to indicate a conclusion. Both sides played well, thus no winner was declared. The situation is getting more and more complicated.

Where do we use thus?

  • Results (“for this reason”, “Because of this/that”) Use ‘thus’ (followed by a comma) at the beginning of a sentence to introduce a result in a general way.
  • Drawing Conclusions (“This means that”)
  • Summarizing (“In other words”)
  • clarifying examples (“for example”)
  • Expressing ‘Means’ (“in this way”, “by so doing”)

What is a time order transition word?

Time-order transitions signal changes in time. You can include these words in your narrative or explanatory writing to show the order in which things happen. Anytime you are asked to describe an event or process in chronological (time) order, these words can help you.

Is thus a transition word?

Some of these transition words (thus, then, accordingly, consequently, therefore, henceforth) are time words that are used to show that after a particular time there was a consequence or an effect.

What kind of word is thus?

A conjunctive adverb is not so common in everyday speech, but occurs frequently in written prose. These include the following: however, moreover, therefore, thus, consequently, furthermore, unfortunately.

What do you put at the end of a sentence?

You have three options for punctuating the end of a sentence: a period, an exclamation mark, or a question mark.