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Words nearby thereof
What does thereof mean?
Thereof means of, from, because of, or concerning the thing that was just mentioned, as in The warranty covers the device and the parts thereof (translation: The warranty covers the device and the parts of the device).
Thereof is fairly formal. It’s often used in legal language, but it can also be used in everyday speech and writing.
Thereof is perhaps most commonly used in the phrase lack thereof, meaning the lack of the thing just mentioned. This is used in cases in which something is mentioned in a general way but the situation being discussed involves the lack of that thing, as in Most relationship problems are due to communication, or a lack thereof (translation: Most relationship problems are due to communication issues, specifically a lack of communication).
Other common phrases that use the word are combination thereof (meaning a combination of the things just mentioned) and portion thereof (meaning a portion of the things just mentioned).
Example: My research is focused on investigating the cause of the disease and the effects thereof.
Where does thereof come from?
The first records of the word thereof come from before 1000.
There are many similar words based on the combination of the word there and a preposition, each of which has a different meaning, including thereabout, thereabouts, thereafter, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereinto, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereupon, therewith, and therewithal.
Other words are constructed in similar ways, such as whereof, meaning “of what, which, or whom,” as in The person whereof I speak (translation: the person of whom I speak or The person I’m speaking about).
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How is thereof used in real life?
Thereof is fairly formal and is often used in legal language. But it’s not uncommon for it to be used in everyday speech, especially in phrases like a lack thereof or a combination thereof.
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— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 12, 2021
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— Max Scoville (@MaxScoville) January 6, 2021
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Is thereof used correctly in the following sentence?
I need to talk to you about your punctuality, or lack thereof.
Example sentences from the Web for thereof
Accumulated unused sick days could be converted to cash or paid time off, or a combination thereof.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts|by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
An issue of trustTrust in Google — or lack thereof — is at the core of most complaints about the Privacy Sandbox process.Why Google’s approach to replacing the cookie is drawing antitrust scrutiny|Kate Kaye|February 2, 2021|Digiday
He can solve those problems with his mind, his arm, his legs or some combination thereof.The NFL’s conference title games will feature an endangered species: The pocket passer|Adam Kilgore|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
A beard, or lack thereof, can say a lot about a person’s style and sensibilities.The best beard trimmer: Shape your facial hair with ease|Carsen Joenk|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
A San Diego County group that reviews cases of possible police misconduct is pressing the Sheriff’s Department over its body-worn camera policy, or lack thereof.Morning Report: Review Board Scolds Sheriff Over Body Cameras|Voice of San Diego|November 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Smiles, or lack thereof, did not bring down the Ancient Regime, of course.
U.S. schools will receive funding and “customers” regardless of their merits (or lack thereof).
Albert Camus used violence as a means of exploring meaning, or lack thereof, in his existential novels.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage?|David Masciotra|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both stumbled in their first presidential campaigns over issues of their service, or lack thereof, in the fight against communism.
As we all know, it requires Congress not to make any law “prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
I have only set down part of this Peal, which is sufficient to shew the course and method thereof.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
The eye admireth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the shower thereof.
Let them that sail on the sea, tell the dangers thereof: and when we hear with our ears, we shall admire.
They burnt the chosen city of holiness, and made the streets thereof desolate according to the prediction of Jeremias.
Let us go up to Juda, and rouse it up, and draw it away to us, and make the son of Tabeel king in the midst thereof.