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    Since or As

    Which sentence is correct:
    I am resubmitting my resume as I have recently graduated...
    or
    I am resubmitting my resume since I have recently graduated

    Thanks!

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    Re: Since or As

    Welcome, ccampbell.

    Since can be used in a similar way to as and because to give the reason for an action or a situation. However, there are important differences between them.

    As and since are used when the reason is already well known and is therefore usually less important. The as or since clause is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence:
    Ex: As the performance had already started, we went up to the balcony and occupied some empty seats there.

    Ex: Since John had already eaten, I made do with a sandwich.
    Because is used when the reason is the most important part of the sentence or utterance. The because clause usually comes at the end:

    Ex: I went to Spain last summer because I wanted the guarantee of sunshine on every day of my holiday.
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    Re: Since or As

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Welcome, ccampbell.

    Since can be used in a similar way to as and because to give the reason for an action or a situation. However, there are important differences between them.

    As and since are used when the reason is already well known and is therefore usually less important. The as or since clause is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence:
    Ex: As the performance had already started, we went up to the balcony and occupied some empty seats there.

    Ex: Since John had already eaten, I made do with a sandwich.
    Because is used when the reason is the most important part of the sentence or utterance. The because clause usually comes at the end:

    Ex: I went to Spain last summer because I wanted the guarantee of sunshine on every day of my holiday.
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    Hi Casiopea

    What does "made do" mean? How is this phrase called in English grammar?
    Does it mean "manage"? Can I say "...I only had a sandwich"?

    Thank you

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    Re: Since or As

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Thank you very much for helping me.

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    Re: Since or As

    You're most welcome.

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