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Question for confusing phrase

I'm wondering what is the meaning of "as a result"? What I understand is "therefore". Am I right?


Please could you explain about that phrase. I'm very confused between " therefore", "so that".



Feb 16, 2015 4:38 AM
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"As a result" and "Therefore" can often be used the same way. They both imply that the consequence is a natural result of the cause. For example you can say "My mother likes the ocean. As a result, we often went to the beach with her on vacation." or "My mother likes the ocean. Therefore we often went to the beach with her on vacation."


You can use "As a result" in ways different from "therefore" because it is a phrase rather than a single word. If you're just starting, it's okay to stick to the basic sentence structures where you use them the same way.


The difference between "therefore" and "so that" is that "so that" implies intent. "So that" is more similar to "In order to". While "therefore" shows a natural consequence, "So that" shows a result you tried to achieve. For example, you could use "I went to China for a summer so that I could improve my Chinese", or "I exercise so that I will be healthy". "So that" is also less formal than "therefore".

February 16, 2015

Thank You very much!

February 16, 2015
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