"I'm quite confused about the meaning when the word 'since' introduces a clause. What do the following sentences mean? "I've known her since I've lived here", "I've known her since I arrived here." And could you show some more examples for a better understanding? Many thanks!"
A lot of English words have different meanings. The word 'since' is one of them.
'Since' can be used as a conjunction to introduce a noun, a phrase or a clause indicating time. 'Since' can also be used as a preposition meaning 'because' or 'as' to give a reason.
Can you identify the meaning and/ or use of 'since' in each of the following sentences?
- Since it was Sunday, I stayed in bed longer.
- Since he arrived, everything has been different.
- We have been friends since 1995.
- We decided to stay indoors since it was raining.
- I've known her since I arrived here.
- Since it's the Chinese New Year I took her to a Chinese restaurant.
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