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Chapter 5. Cause and Effect > Thus, Therefore, Consequently, So, and Resulting

Thus, Therefore, Consequently, So, and Resulting

Thus, therefore, consequently, so, and resulting also signal an effect or result of an action or thought.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Write a definition of the italicized word in each of the following sentences, using the blank space provided.

1:The large post obscured part of their view of the stage, so Jim missed seeing some of the action.

obscured: _______________

A1: Jim could not see all of the stage because the post was in the way; it hid part of the stage. In this example, obscure means “to cover” or “to hide.”
2:Victoria felt that the information was insufficient and, therefore, postponed the decision until more data was available.

insufficient: _______________

A2: Victoria waited to get more information; she did not have enough to make her decision. Insufficient means “not sufficient” or “not enough.”



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