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- From a particular time in the past until now or until a later time in the past.
- I haven't been there since 1969.
- Since you told me about it, I've been thinking a lot.
- You use since to show that something known is the reason for something else.
- Synonym: because
- Since John can't be there, we'll try for another day. (The audience already knows that John can't be there.)
- In the sense of time, since is usually used with the perfect aspect.
- I've been waiting here since ten o'clock.
- The school has been open since 2002.
- It was only five days since they had met.