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thereby

To write plainly, use as a result instead of the legalistic term thereby. Other possibilities include by that, in turn, so and thus.

  • Legalistic: This invention simplifies the procedure and thereby increases productivity.
  • Plain: This invention simplifies the procedure and thus increases productivity.

In many instances, the best solution is simply to omit the word thereby.

  • Plain: This invention simplifies the procedure and increases productivity.