Re: quick question about 'hence'

Subject: Re: quick question about 'hence'
From: "Ken Munro" <kenmunro -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Johan Hiemstra" <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 11:56:35 -0300


In my experience, hence throws people off a bit. I think it is indeed
a little archaic and people tended to wonder about it's meaning,
distracting from the message itself.

I'd say therefore, thus or so would be clearer. Keep it simple.


Ken Munro

email: kenmunro -at- gmail -dot- com

On 4/2/06, Johan Hiemstra <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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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