what is the difference between subsequently and consequently?
- asok cLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
'Subsequently' is the adverb of the adjective 'subsequent' which means happening or existing at a later time than something else. Example - The man was arrested and subsequently sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Synonym : afterwards
'Consequently' is the adverb of the adjective 'consequent' which means happening as a direct result of a particular event or situation. Example : Absolute secrecy is essential. Consequently, the fewer who are aware of the plan the better. Synonym : so
(The synonyms will help you get the difference)
- 1 decade ago
subsequently implies a series of events but not necessary related. i.e. I woke up this morning and SUBSEQUENTLY went to the store.
consequently implies a relationship between the events. I woke up this morning and realized I was out of coffee so I CONSEQUENTLY went to the store.
- Anonymous4 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
subsequently ---following a specified event, etc., in time