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Which is correct?


Thus, the evidence suggests

Thus the evidence suggests
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The first one is more correct given the dependent clause you've listed. However, if you've got a really long sentence with a lot of commas, sometimes it's easier to read if you don't put a comma right at the beginning of the sentence. I still say that the first one is correct.
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The first one is, undoubtedly, correct. The natural pause goes after "Thus" and, thus, the comma follows.
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Neither is stylistically correct. Beginning a sentence with "thus" is remarkably weak. Passivity has no place in well-written theses, thus you fail.
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MisterCranky wrote:
Neither is stylistically correct. Beginning a sentence with "thus" is remarkably weak. Passivity has no place in well-written theses, thus, you fail.

Fixed that for you...
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Therefore, I should not be using thus,?

Who's writing a thesis anyway?


MisterCranky wrote:
Neither is stylistically correct. Beginning a sentence with "thus" is remarkably weak. Passivity has no place in well-written theses, thus you fail.
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Progmode wrote:
MisterCranky wrote:
Neither is stylistically correct. Beginning a sentence with "thus" is remarkably weak. Passivity has no place in well-written theses, thus, you fail.

Fixed that for you...


You have only succeeded in adding an extraneous comma. This is not surprising at all, coming from you. Your entire life has been one extraneous comma after another.
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stayman wrote:


Therefore, I should not be using thus,?

Who's writing a thesis anyway?


If you're not writing something for the consideration of others that you'll potentially be called to defend, then it hardly matters how you write it. Knock yourself out!
 
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MisterCranky wrote:
Progmode wrote:
MisterCranky wrote:
Neither is stylistically correct. Beginning a sentence with "thus" is remarkably weak. Passivity has no place in well-written theses, thus, you fail.

Fixed that for you...


You have only succeeded in adding an extraneous comma.

A win is a win.

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This is not surprising at all, coming from you. Your entire life has been one extraneous coma after another.

Fixed this one too.
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"Thus," is grammatically correct but I side with the other cranky: it's weak.

What's wrong with just "The (or This) evidence suggests..."
 
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slaqr wrote:
The first one is, undoubtedly, correct. The natural pause goes after "Thus" and, thus, the comma follows.
The pause rule is misleading,
 
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I only use "Thus" with "Henceforth," in official proclimations.

As in, "Thus and henceforth, all chit-chat threads pertaining to grammar shall be presided over by a personage of sufficient learning to differentiate between the fastidious, and the merely omnivorous."

See, that sounds pretty good, right?
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Those of us who are merely omnivorous enjoy feasting on the bones of the fastidious. They are always so delightfully laden with marrow!
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Progmode wrote:
MisterCranky wrote:
This is not surprising at all, coming from you. Your entire life has been one extraneous coma after another.

Fixed this one too.


I know that feeling. I called it college!
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The correct answer is "So, the evidence suggests that somebody woke up Cranky.".
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