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Here is my sentence:

While A & B have identical dimensions and therefore identical mechanical properties, they may have different electrical properties.

I feel like using "therefore" here sounds not so smooth. What is the alternative way to link a property resulted from another property for something?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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  • 'Accordingly', they have identical properties, is another way of expressing the connection, in a less conclusory way. – Nigel J Nov 29 '17 at 14:46
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    "and it follows" or "consequently" – moonstar Nov 29 '17 at 14:51
  • Also 'similarly', 'likewise' and 'in the same way'. I would argue that having the same dimensions does not necessarily mean having the same mechanical properties, though - wood does not have the same mechanical properties as metal. – Lee Leon Nov 29 '17 at 15:17
  • "Perforce" might suit your purposes. – user888379 Nov 29 '17 at 18:16
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Honestly, "therefore" would be my first choice. But I can think of alternatives:

  • While A & B have identical dimensions and thus identical mechanical properties,
  • While A & B have identical dimensions and, by extension, identical mechanical properties,
  • While A & B have identical dimensions and, subsequently, identical mechanical properties,

I can think of more examples, but they're starting to be contrived and overly verbose.

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Use the word 'thus'. It is a small word and is not as cumbersome as therefore.

While A & B have identical dimensions and thus identical mechanical properties, they may have different electrical properties.

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