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    So, therefore, hence consequently

    Can "hence", "therefore" and "consequently" be used instead of "so" in the sentence below? If so, please tell me about the correct use of punctuations in them.

    A-"I found this movie charming so I decided to watch it again."

    1-"I found this movie charming therefore, I decided to watch it again."
    2-"I found this movie charming hence, I decided to watch it again."
    3-"I found this movie charming consequently I decided to watch it again."

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: So, therefore, hence consequently

    The other three require a period after "charming" and a new sentence. (A semi-colon would work.)

    "Hence" is a bit pretentious for this use.
    "So" is much more natural than either "therefore" or "consequently" in this use.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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