[con/por] lo cual vs. conque?

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[con/por] lo cual vs. conque?

What are the differences in usage/nuance between con lo cual vs. conque?

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Monk

Both conque and con lo cual/por lo cual are conjunctions that express a consequence of the main clause, but conque is more colloquial than con lo cual/por lo cual.

I would add that when the clause expressing the consequence is using in imperative, con lo cual/por lo cual are less common than conque. For example:

No te voy a dar dinero, conque no me preguntes más. (more common)

No te voy a dar dinero, con lo cual/por lo cual no me preguntes más. (not usual)

I am not giving you any money, so, don't ask me again.

Also, with conque we can start a sentence expressing surprise, but that is not possible with the more formal options con lo cual/por lo cual:

Conque ya no te queda dinero, ¿eh?

So you have no money left, right?

I hope this clarified it 

Saludos

Inma

[con/por] lo cual vs. conque?

What are the differences in usage/nuance between con lo cual vs. conque?

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