I wrote a sentence, and I am confused about the word 'therefore', if 'therefore' in a right place. If this sentence has another error, please point out. Thank you. Here is the sentence:

Some people have talent skills, these people therefore learn some things far faster than others.

  • "Talent skills" doesn't make sense, because talent and skill mean essentially the same thing. Use one word or the other.
    – stangdon
    Commented May 7, 2021 at 14:26
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    Does this answer your question? When to begin a sentence with "Therefore" And more generally, Confusion over the position of an adverb Commented May 7, 2021 at 14:27
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    I'd say Some people are naturally/innately talented/gifted and therefore they learn ([some] things) faster (than others). But I don't know what you want to say. It's a very general statement and seems somewhat obvious to me. Commented May 7, 2021 at 14:39

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Placement of "therefore" can sometimes be a choice, for example:

  • I feel unwell, therefore I am going home.
  • I feel unwell, I am therefore going home.

However, 'therefore' can be understood to mean 'it follows that', so you must ensure it is placed between the *reason and the consequence in your statement. In your example, you seem to be making a link between existing skills and ability to learn new skills. You have quite a lot of superfluous language in your sentence which makes that link unclear. For example, you refer to "some people" and then "these people" when I perceive you mean the same people. "Talent skills" doesn't make sense, as a skill is learned and a talent is often believed to be inherent. You should use one or the other.

You would be better to say something like:

Some people are naturally talented and therefore learn things faster than others.

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