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Is the usage "but implicitly" in the following sentence correct?

B is also assumed but implicitly.

The context is as follows. We know that both "A" and "B" are assumed. But compared with "A", the assumption "B" is only implicit.

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It is correct, but I doubt it is formal. You know, the online dictionaries love to explain adverbs in a format like this "in a [adjective] way". So, why not try to replace it in your sentence and it can be read as "B is also assumed but in an implicit way", which sounds totally fine.

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  • Why is "in an implicit way" better than "implicitly"? – Rosie F Feb 14 at 7:40
  • @RosieF Sorry, I should have made myself clearer. I'm not saying it is a better way to express, but they are interchangeable and the other way sounds totally fine, which makes the sentence in the question sounds totally fine as well. – JavaAjaxSpringpythON Feb 14 at 9:06

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