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    Since Paula has started reading ebooks

    I am wondering if my sentence is correct.

    Since Paula has started reading ebooks, she does not read them in print anymore.

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    Re: Since Paula has started reading ebooks

    Is your "since" meant to be temporal or causal?

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    Re: Since Paula has started reading ebooks

    teechar,

    Honestly, I do not understand the question. I believe I had written a similar sentence a few weeks ago, with "since",and you correct it, but I cannot remember it now.
    What I meant to say is that since the day she started reading ebooks, she stopped reading them in print.

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    Re: Since Paula has started reading ebooks

    Okay, now I understand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Since Paula has started reading ebooks, she does hasn't not read any printed ones. them in print anymore.
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    The other possibility I was thinking about would be:

    As/because Paula has started reading ebooks, she doesn't read them in print anymore.

    Note that in BrE, it's "any more."
    Note also that your original would work if this second scenario is what you intended.

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    Re: Since Paula has started reading ebooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    teechar,

    Honestly, I do not understand the question. I believe I had written a similar sentence a few weeks ago, with "since",and you correct it, but I cannot remember it now.
    What I meant to say is that since the day she started reading ebooks, she stopped reading them in print.
    Causal since = because/as
    Temporal since = from that time

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