consequent upon


New Member
Hi guys,

Here's my question. In a formal piece of writing, does it sound ok to write
"Owing to lack of remuneration, regular people cannot afford to meet their materialistic needs, whereas inventors lose their income consequent upon poor financial performance"?
I'm just not sure whether it looks natural here, although the context is formal. Maybe something else could be used instead?
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    'Consequent upon' sounds good to me but I would probably not use it in this context. I would use it to mean something like '(immediately) after and as a consequence of an event', e.g. 'consequent upon his departure, she was left with no means to sustain herself'
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