since (adverb, preposition) LISTEN
Since means ‘from a past time to the present time.’
- It has been raining since noon.
- Since they were married, Bob and Lois have traveled to many countries.
Since also means ‘in the period following the time when.’
- Since Jeanne's son moved to New York, he has only called her one time.
Since can also mean ‘continuously from a specific time.’
- Fred has been busy every morning since he retired.
Since can also mean ‘because.’
- Since you're going to the grocery store, would you buy me some cookies?
ever since: from then until now. Example: “Ever since Emma started swimming every morning, she has felt stronger.”
In pop culture
In this video, Kelly Clarkson sings, “Since U Been Gone,” (since you’ve been gone). It’s about how happy she is since the time that her boyfriend left. Listen to the chorus: “Since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time…”
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