Can I say "consequence" instead of "result" here?
"Consequence" (and "repercussion") are almost always used to refer to something negative. When you want to talk about the general effects of some action, "result" is usually used. Ex: Every action has a consequence. Ex: The justice system exists to allow criminals to face the consequences of their actions. Ex: I'm very pleased with the results of my exam. Ex: Are you happy with the results of your efforts?
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