what is the difference between subsequently and consequently?

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  • asok c
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    '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.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Imprisonment Synonym

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    subsequently ---following a specified event, etc., in time

    consequently---therefore.

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