✅ Condition and state are terms for existing situations or surroundings.
✅ State is the more general and neutral word (state of affairs; current state) and is often modified by more exciting adjectives like blissful or parlous.
✅ Condition implies a relationship to causes and circumstances (Due to deteriorating weather conditions, they chose to stay another night at the hotel).
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✅ Follow is a general word that refers to something occurring after something else, usually as a consequence or effect (The announcement to the company followed her promotion).
✅ Ensue implies a logical sequence of events (After the workers went on strike, a fight with the union ensued).
✅ Ensue is the perfect word to add a little drama when you want to say that something is expected normally to come after an act or cause (If you let the kids eat all the candy, chaos will ensue).
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✅ The popular adjective many refers to a large number of things or people (many sleepless nights; many Americans).
✅ The less frequent manifold is used to mean numerous (manifold ways; manifold possibilities), but it also often implies variety (The reasons she could not sleep were manifold and complex).
➕ Both many and manifold can also be nouns, and on rare occasions, manifold can be a verb, as in multiplying or making copies of something!
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