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Dictionary entry: since
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Anonysus

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In the Principal Translations, the 4th definition of using the word "since" like the word "because" has an error in the example sentence (as far as I know). The sentence " I'll cook dinner, since you're so busy." should not use a comma. The first part/clause of the sentence "I'll cook dinner" does not have a negative verb, so you don't use a comma. I think the correction should be "I'll cook dinner since you're so busy." Please tell me if I'm wrong, thanks!
 
  • DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hello,

    Thank you for your message. You are correct. Since introduces a dependent clause in that sentence, so no comma is needed. I've corrected it and you'll see the correction online next time the dictionaries are updated.
     
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