CONSEQUENTLY | HENCE | THUS | THEREFORE (summarising)

In the English Vocabulary Profile,

at C1, the adverb ‘hence’ means:

for this reason

We’ve been involved for quite a while.  Hencethe shared suite.

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At B2, the adverb ‘thus’ is

used after saying a fact to introduce what then happened as a result.

For example,

If myth is seen as the product of a past erait is difficult to determine at what actual moment that era ended.
Thusit is virtually impossible to state precisely when certain mythical theme becomes mere literary theme or to determine in general when myths are no longer being created.

context

 

At B2, the adverb ‘consequently’ means:

as a result

For example:

I believe that rap music promotes violence against authority and, consequentlyviolence against law enforcement.

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At B1, the adverb ‘therefore’ means:

for that reason

 

In the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 9 in the category of DISCOURSE MARKERS in writing is defined as:

range of phrases as discourse markers to summarise.


(Note ‘therefore’ is B1 in EVP)

IWeb search for ‘Thus|Consequently|Hence|Therefore’ + collocates up to 4 spaces to the right:

1 THEREFORE 1633873

1 RECOMMENDED 4764

It, therefore, has recommended
2 ESSENTIAL 4561

It is therefore essential

2 THUS 1485858

(1 FAR 82646) different meaning
2 MAKING 20721

Thus making the dough rise

3 HENCE 401384

1 NAME 17169
2 WHY 13148

4 CONSEQUENTLY 153990

1 OUGHT 123
2 REDUCES 103

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