Consequently / In Consequence

Aram Soroushian

Member
Farsi
Hello all,
What is the difference in meaning or application between "Consequently," and "In Consequence," when placed in the start of a sentence?
Many thanks for your kind attention and probable guidance.
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    Both are perfectly good, and have exactly the same meaning. It's a matter of fashion. In the early 18th century we said consequently far more than in consequence; then for about 120 years the reverse was true; nowadays we've gone back to consequently again! See Google Ngram Viewer.
     

    Aram Soroushian

    Member
    Farsi
    Thank you very much Keith Bradford, for your kind attention and guidance and especially the detailed information. It is very interesting. Thank you very much.
     

    Aram Soroushian

    Member
    Farsi
    And can I extend the similarity of "Consequently," and "In consequence," also to "As a consequence,"? And meanwhile is it acceptable to use both "Consequently," and "In consequence, " in different parts of a 15-25 pages manuscript?
     

    Aram Soroushian

    Member
    Farsi
    Thank you very much Keith Bradford for your detailed precise and prompt response together with an explanation more than asked. I am sincerely thankful. Have a very nice rest of the day.
     
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