This study thus demonstrates the principle that any genes that scientists introduce into a crop can quickly spread into wild populations.

my question is

thus can be placed as:

 Thus ,this study  demonstrates the principle that any genes that scientists introduce into a crop can quickly spread into wild populations.

Can I use " therefore" replace  "thus"?

Thank for your reply
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This study thus demonstrates the principle that any genes that scientists introduce into a crop can quickly spread into wild populations.

my question is

thus can be placed as:

OK Thus ,this study demonstrates the principle that any genes that scientists introduce into a crop can quickly spread into wild populations.

Can I use " therefore" replace "thus"?

'Thus' is commmonly used as above to mean 'in this way'.

If you change it to 'therefore', it suggests 'for that reason'.

However, the two words can often be interchanged. I'd say much depends on the context.

I think that in the kind of writing you seem to be doing. 'thus' is more commonly used than 'therefore'.

A point to consider, too, is that, generally speaking, 'therefore' is a more precise word, and writers often want to avoid making direct and precise assertions. In mathematics, on the other hand, the use of 'therefore' is very common.

Clive
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it would great if you give some examples  for both  "thus" and "therefore "
Hi,

He was shot 100 times. Therefore, he died immediately.

He was shot 100 times while drinking Coke. Thus, he died lying in a pool of blood and Coke.

I think, therefore I am. (Descartes)

Consider the expression, 'A + B = 5'. The value of A is 3, therefore the value of B is 2.

There has been no progress in the talks thus far.

Assemble the components thus.

Best wishes, Clive
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thank you very much...your reply means alot
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*a lot, considering it is a post about English I considered it justified to correct it:D
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