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I am wondering if any of these following sentences is correct. If so, what is the most common way to say it in an academic context?

  1. They can thus take advantage of this technology...
  2. They thus can take advantage of this technology...
  3. Thus they can take advantage of this technology...

Thanks in advance!

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  • You forgot 3. Thus they can take advantage of this technology and 4. Thus can they take advantage of this technology
    – AndyT
    Apr 30 '18 at 9:25
  • It depends on what you want to emphasise.
    – Lawrence
    Apr 30 '18 at 11:12
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The form "thus can" is not exactly grammatically incorrect, but that is not the optimal position of the adverb.

When an adverb is placed next to verbs, it:

  1. follows an auxiliary or modal verb if there is one;
  2. a verb be; or
  3. precedes the main verb, in that order,

as shown here.

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  • So... Would be "they can thus take..." the most correct one, based on that information? Apr 30 '18 at 9:47
  • Yes, of course.
    – johnlee
    Apr 30 '18 at 11:45

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