thus or consequently?

wakarimashita

New Member
German
Is there any difference between these words?
For example: Does it matter wheter I use thus or consequently in the following sentence?

This would make trade services cheaper and thus more affordable, and at the same time make...
This would make trade services cheaper and consequently more affordable, and at the same time make...
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    I think both work. However, "cheaper" does mean "more affordable" and thus/consequently one of the two seems superfluous :)
     

    lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    I prefer "thus" because it's shorter.

    I also don't really agree that "cheaper" and "affordable" are synonyms - for instance, gold, emerald-encrusted Rolexes are cheaper than platinum, diamond-encrusted Rolexes but are hardly any more affordable. But given the context, you might want to think about whether or not you really need both of them.
     
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