Differences between result and consequence

richesun

Member
Chinese
Dear all,

The sentence is, "Many of the clues that indicate negativity could also be the result of nervousness or other issues.

Is it correct to replace result with consequence? If not, why?

Thank you in advance!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    "Consequence" seems like an understandable replacement for "result" in that sentence. I don't think "consequence" is any better than "result", however.

    I hope that you are not just digging through a thesaurus and trying to replace words in your paper with other words that seem more impressive or unusual to you. That would be a mistake.
     
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