Because versus Since

What is the Difference Between Because and Since?


When to Use Because

Because is a conjunction. It typically expresses a logical link between two ideas or events. Often, this link is due to cause and effect.

When to Use Since

Since is also a conjunction that expresses a logical link between two ideas or events. In this way, it can sometimes be a synonym of because.

Summary

Is it because or since? Because and since are conjunctions that describe a logical relationship between ideas or events. Since can also describe a sequential relationship between two events. Since can be ambiguous, so use it carefully.

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