Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Is this sentence correct:
"Since I was feeling car-sick, I wasn't in the mood to appreciate the landscape."
- bluebellbkkLv 75 months ago
Your sentence is fine.
I see a lot of answers telling you that 'since' only or usually refers to time. This is simply not the case. We often use 'since' to mean 'because'.
Since you were late home last night, you're grounded for the rest of the week. ie BECAUSE you were late, you're grounded.
This is absolutely standard English.
EDIT to add: There is nothing wrong with the hyphen in 'car-sick'. While 'carsick' is perfectly correct too, a hyphen to connect words in this way is never actually WRONG.
- robert2020Lv 65 months ago
Because I was carsick, I wasn't in a mood to appreciate the landscape. Better than " since".states the reason for not liking the views.Source(s): American English speaker for many decades.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Carsick is one word.
Otherwise your sentence is fine.
In this sentence, "since" has the meaning of "because".
Because I was feeling carsick, I wasn't in the mood to appreciate the landscape.
"Since" as used in this sentence, does not refer to time.Source(s): Native English speaker
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
'Since' is almost always used to mean from that moment in time onwards.
It would be natural to say -
"As (or because) I was feeling car-sick, I wasn't in the mood to appreciate the landscape."
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- RobinLv 75 months ago
I had motion-sickness and therefore didn't appreciate the views.
- oikoσLv 75 months ago
Not perfect. "Since" has the meaning of time having passed. Start the sentence with "Because".
- AnnLv 65 months ago
Sounds good to me.