Hello there. Can someone help me a bit with word "thus"? I've been looking for one in Cambridge Dictionary and Cobuild Advanced Learner's Dictionary. It says:
> with this result
> They planned to reduce staff and thus to cut costs.
It is easy.
> Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion.
Why did becoming use?
I understand it as:
Burke knocked out Byrne, thus became champion. Or Burke knocked out Byrne, thus had became champion.
> Fold the sheets thus.
Is the folded sheets the result?
> Thus the Romans left Britain.
I have some problems with history science, but after that why Thus is placed on the first position?