consequently or consequentially?

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consequently or consequentially?

Post by jnjewel » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:46 pm

Hi,

In this sentence, is there any difference between consequently and consequentially?

One by one, the synapses cease to transmit their messages and, _________, the muscles stop working.

I answered "consequently", but the answer listed in the book was "consequentially".

Thanks for your help!

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Re: consequently or consequentially?

Post by Alan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:26 am

'Consequently' is the appropriate choice.

The word 'consequentially' is almost completely disused in contemporary parlance.

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