sinceadverbuk us /sɪns/
- Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June.
- Roz has adopted one or two funny mannerisms since she's been away.
- I've been chewing the problem over since last week.
- Their movements have been severely circumscribed since the laws came into effect.
- Your piano playing has really come on since I last heard you play.
sinceprepositionuk us /sɪns/
sinceconjunctionuk us /sɪns/
since conjunction (BECAUSE)
- I'm afraid I'm not a very good advertisement for the diet since I've actually put on weight!
- She stands a good chance, since only two people are contesting the seat and the other candidate is very unpopular.
- I can testify to the foregoing since I was actually present when it happened.
- There's no point hypothesizing about how the accident happened, since we'll never really know.
- I presume that they're not coming, since they haven't replied to the invitation.
since conjunction (TIME)