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    How do i use the word hence?

    Would it be correct to say, "Others wouldn't hence their fear" ?


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    Re: How do i use the word hence?

    Some context is needed.

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    Re: How do i use the word hence?

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    Would it be correct to say, "Others wouldn't hence their fear" ?
    With the comma before hence, it could be correct in a very particular context like this:
    'Those days, we would go to the therapist every day. Others wouldn't, hence their fear.'

    'Hence' is a word that start an answer to a question beginning with 'whence'. It's a pair like 'what' - 'that', 'when' - 'then', 'where' - 'there'.
    'Whence' means 'from where'. You could ask 'whence do you come?' meaning 'where do you come from?' And the answer could be 'hence I come' that means 'I come from here.'

    But the word has also an additional meaning. 'Hence' might mean 'for this reason' as well (as in the sentence I gave above). Hope it helps.

    I am not a teacher nor a native-speaker.
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    Re: How do i use the word hence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Would it be correct to say, "Others wouldn't hence their fear" ? no
    But if you put a comma before "hence", it would be correct.
    Others wouldn't, hence their fear. (Here "hence" means 'therefore'.)
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