✅ Therefore is the best word to say that something is happening because of a given reason (It’s delicious, therefore I love it).
✅ Consequently is the best word to say that something is happening as a direct consequence of something else, or as the next action (I dropped my ice cream and consequently got a second one).
✅ Both these words can connect two statements. Use therefore when the second statement follows directly from the first as a result of reasoning (“X” equals seven, therefore “y” equals eight). Use consequently when the second statement is a known or evident result of the first statement (It has been very sunny, and consequently the river is dry).
✅ Therefore is used most often in technical contexts, like in mathematics or law, or in academic and formal writing. Consequently is also a formal word, but can be used in more general contexts.
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