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  1. Newbie
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    since/ever since

    Hello Everyone!

    I would like to know if there is any difference between since and ever since. For example, Can I use both in the following sentence? I have been happy since ( ever since ) I won the lottery. Can I use them interchangeably? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: since/ever since

    In the context you gave, they mean the same and are interchangeable. That is not always the case.

    I have had three baths since 2012. (You cannot use "ever since" here.)
    I had a shower installed in 2012. I have used the shower instead of the bath ever since. (You could change that to "since then" but not to just "since".)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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