RE: quick question about 'hence'
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
more paint cans."
... I had a professor who called these "throat-clearing words" and objected to writers who clear their throats a lot when drawing conclusions. It's easier on the reader to use something plainspoken like "so" and repeat the verb. If you're writing for the average reader, that is.
Just my 2 cents.
hwarnold -at- alumni -dot- reed -dot- edu
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