RE: quick question about 'hence'

Subject: RE: quick question about 'hence'
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Johan Hiemstra'" <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 16:45:47 -0400

I agree with you, Johan. "Hence" is occasionally used, but I think more
often as respite from "thus" and "therefore." But in your example, I think
"and therefore" or "and thus" (without any comma) is better than "hence."

Thus, we'd have:

"For lighter colors, you will usually need more layers of paint and thus
paint cans."

Bonnie Granat

> I'm currently writing some articles about restoring cars, I
> just realized I
> tend to use 'hence' a lot in my writing. I think it just
> looks/fits better
> than 'so' for example. Just a personal preference I guess. I
> can use any of
> the other synonyms for "hence", but that feels a bit cheap
> and inconsistent.
> My actually question (being that English is not my mother's
> tongue): is
> 'hence' too old fashion or uncommon? I want to keep it simple
> because of the
> diverse audience.


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