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."

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  • 11 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.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Yes, that is a good sentence.

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  • 11 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.
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  • Anonymous
    11 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
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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Not really.

    '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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    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Cogito, I can't agree about 'since' 'almost always' being a time reference. It is used, in British English at least, just as much in the 'because' sense.

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    I had motion-sickness and therefore didn't appreciate the views.

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  • 11 months ago

    Not perfect. "Since" has the meaning of time having passed. Start the sentence with "Because".

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  • Ann
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    Sounds good to me.

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