Quote – “Just a couple of tidbits:
Lose the various-sized dashes.
You don’t mean “since”, you mean “because”. “Since” relates to time.”
I copied this out of a Word file. How do you re-size the dashes?
I also had someone else call me on the usage of the word “since”. I think your definition (as relating to the passage of time) is correct, but I think my use of the word is also correct as a synonym for “because”. This is from the online OED:
• preposition in the period between (the time mentioned) and the time under consideration.
• conjunction 1 during or in the time after. 2 for the reason that; because.
• adverb 1 from the time mentioned until the present or the time under consideration. 2 ago.
— ORIGIN Old English.