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What is called hence?

What is called hence? 1 : from this place : away. 2a archaic : henceforth. b : from this time four years hence. 3 : because of a preceding fact or premise : therefore. 4 : from this source or origin.

Is hence and therefore the same?

Therefore is common in mathematical proofs. Hence and thus have the same basic meaning and are often interchangeable. However, there is a slight difference. Hence usually refers to the future.

Is it Hence or hence?

But another sense of the word “hence” (“therefore”) causes more trouble because writers often add “why” to it: “I got tired of mowing the lawn, hence why I bought the goat.” “Hence” and “why” serve the same function in a sentence like this; use just one or the other, not both: “hence I bought the goat” or “that’s why I …

Is hence used?

‘Hence’ is typically used in a sentence to show a cause and effect relationship between two parts of a sentence: ‘Because this happened, hence this will now happen. ‘ In this way, it’s used in a similar way to words like ‘therefore,’ ‘thus,’ and ‘consequently.

Is hence old fashioned?

It is somewhat old-fashioned, but it is still used – but it’s used knowing that the fact that it sounds somewhat old-fashioned gives a sentence a certain formality.

How do you use hence and thus?


  1. Hence is mostly used with future or conditional tenses.
  2. Thus is mostly used with past and present tenses.
  3. Hence can mean from this place, from this time, because of a preceding fact or premise, or therefore.
  4. Thus can mean in this or that manner or way, to this degree or extent, or consequently.

What is the difference between so and hence?

As adverbs the difference between so and hence

is that so is to the (explicitly stated) extent that while hence is (archaic) from here, from this place, away.

What can I use instead of hence?

Synonyms of hence

  • accordingly,
  • consequently,
  • ergo,
  • so,
  • therefore,
  • thereupon,
  • thus,
  • wherefore.

What type of adverb is hence?

Locative adverb


or interrogative
« At » locative « From » locative
What Where Whence*
This Here Hence*
That There Thence*
Yon* Yond*

What is the difference between since and hence?

Since vs Hence

“Since” is used to explain something that is happening from the past but “Hence” is used for describing some action as a result of something happened in the past and connects to the future. The word “Since” can be used as an adverb, preposition or a conjunction.

What does Hence the reason mean?

hĕns. Hence is defined as from this place, this time, from this life or for this reason. An example of hence is telling someone to leave somewhere. An example of hence is saying that something is happening at a certain time.

Is Hence too formal?

‘Hence’ is very formal and old fashioned, even too formal for your writing test (in most cases). Not using the contracted form makes the expression, “That is to say, … ” sound like written English, not spoken English. The same comment applies to the four examples below, in most cases.

Is hence British English?

There is no language called ‘British English’. Different cultures favour different words. Britain, along with many other countries, has dozens of regions where certain words are more or less common. Therefore, hence and thus are common English words, spoken all over the world.

Is thus an old word?

From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English þus (“thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent”), from Proto-West Germanic *þus (“so, thus”), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English þȳs (“by this, with this”), Old Saxon thius (“by this, …

Can you say hence why?

But another sense of the word “hence” (“therefore”) causes more trouble because writers often add “why” to it: “I got tired of mowing the lawn, hence why I bought the goat.” “Hence” and “why” serve the same function in a sentence like this; use just one or the other, not both: “hence I bought the goat” or “that’s why I …

Is hence informal?

So and hence have similar meanings, but the grammar is a bit different. So is mainly used in an informal style. Hence, on the other hand, is very formal.

Which is or that is?

In a defining clause, use that. In non-defining clauses, use which. Remember, which is as disposable as a sandwich bag. If you can remove the clause without destroying the meaning of the sentence, the clause is nonessential and you can use which.

What can I say instead of therefore?

Synonyms of therefore

  • accordingly,
  • consequently,
  • ergo,
  • hence,
  • so,
  • thereupon,
  • thus,
  • wherefore.

Does hence mean later?

Archaic. from this place; from here; away: The inn is but a quarter mile hence. from this world or from the living: After a long, hard life they were taken hence. henceforth; from this time on.

How do you use hence as an adverb?

as an ordinary adverb (following expressions of time): We must await the result of the election two weeks hence. His grandfather was Greek; hence the surname. Alcohol can cause liver failure and hence death.

How is thus used in a sentence?

Use the adverb thus in place of words like therefore or so when you want to sound proper. Use thus interchangeably with words like consequently, ergo, hence, and just like that. For example, if you want to sound fancy you could say no one showed up for water aerobics, thus the class was cancelled. It had to be thus.

What does Hence the price mean?

1 adv You use hence to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of what you have just said. FORMAL ADV cl/group (=therefore, thus) The trade imbalance is likely to rise again in 1990.

Is using so informal?

So, in formal writing, “so” should not be used at the beginning of a sentence. It’s informal.

Can I say hence the reason?

It’s correct if used correctly, but is probably far more often used incorrectly. ‘Hence’ originally means ‘from here’. So ‘Hence the reason’ means ‘the reason comes from here‘ – ‘here’ being something you’ve already said.

Is hence formal?

Of these words I think it goes 1) therefore, 2) thus, 3) hence (from informal to formal). Hence is often used incorrectly so I would try to avoid it, if at all possible. You say you are looking for an acceptable informal word, although your example is not something that sounds like « common speech » to me.



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