hence/therefor/so the question

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ticcota

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

E.g.:
A:"Why did you ask me this question?"

B:"It sounds like you have a lot of expertise in this area, hence the question."

C:"It sounds like you have a lot of expertise in this area, therefor the question."

D:"It sounds like you have a lot of expertise in this area, so the question."



The sentences between "hence the question" and "therefor the question" and "so the question", which one sounds idiomatic and natural?

Thank you.
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    For reasons I cannot explain, I would only use your option B.

    Therefore, when it means consequently, is spelled with an "e" at the end.
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I like "hence", Ticcota, though I don't hear people use it much. Versions B & C sound good to me although C would sound a little better with a clause: ...; therefore, I asked the question. I really want to hear a clause in D: ..., so I asked the question.
     
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