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Subsequent and consequent

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Subsequent and subsequently are interesting words for your writing. They work well for linking ideas together and are among those words you want to master in order to improve your coherence and cohesion score.

Subsequent and consequent do not mean the same thing

Subsequent and consequent may look similar, and they are, both in fact they are used in different ways. Perhaps the best way to explain this is:

  • subsequent means after
  • consequent means as a result of

If you don’t see the difference in meaning, look at these examples:

He got married and subsequently moved abroad.

He got married and consequently became much more responsible.

Still confused? Try this short quiz.

Subsequent and consequent

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