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Result 和 consequence 皆能表達「結果」,那麼兩者在語意上有何差別?
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consequence 強調常理下必然導致不樂見的「後果」,語意側重「前因⋯後果」間無可避免的因果關聯;而 result 單純指事情最終的情況,什麼結果都有可能,例如:酒駕的法律「後果」是罰款起訴,但酒駕可能造成的「結果」是意外死亡:
The consequence of driving under influence (DUI) is getting fined and arrested.
The result of his driving under influence was killing an innocent woman.

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