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"since" in British English

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sinceadverb

uk   /sɪns/ us   /sɪns/
B2 from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now: Emma went to work in New York a year ago, and we haven't seen her since. He started working for the company in 1995, and has been there ever since (= and is still there). I've long since (= long ago) forgotten any Latin I ever learned.

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sincepreposition

uk   /sɪns/ us   /sɪns/

sinceconjunction

uk   /sɪns/ us   /sɪns/
  • since conjunction (BECAUSE)

B1 because; as: Since we've got a few minutes to wait for the train, let's have a cup of coffee.

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(Definition of since from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"since" in American English

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sinceadverb [not gradable]

us   /sɪns/
from a particular time in the past until now: Alfredo left the house at six this morning, and we haven’t seen him since. I got my first job in 1973 and I’ve been working ever since (= from then until now).
Idioms

sincepreposition

us   /sɪns/
  • since preposition (TIME)

in the time after a particular time in the past: A lot has happened since 1980.

sinceconjunction

us   /sɪns/
  • since conjunction (BECAUSE)

because; as: Since you’ve asked, I’ll tell you what I really think.
  • since conjunction (TIME)

from the time in the past when: It’s been more than two years since we moved back to New York.
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