As alex hovered over the grill

Fbohn21

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Hello.

I am still reading Nicholas sparks.

The sentence I am wondering about:

As Alex hovered over the grill, they settled into easy conversation.


Does “as” mean “because” in this case?

Could it be rewritten as

Since/because Alex hovered over the grill, they settled into easy conversation.

Source: Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks <Title added by moderator (Florentia52)>
 
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