Are the sentences correct?
- As long as you're happy, that's all that matters.
- Since you're happy, that's all that matters.
Are the sentences above correct?
Do the idiom "As long as" and the word "since" have the same meaning?
- A.J.Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
There are alternate meanings, but in context, this is the meaning of each:
Since: for the reason that; because
As long as: provided that
Both can be used, but the typical communication will be "As long as"
As long as.. is a stand-alone sentence.
Since.. refers to something else occurring that could make a person unhappy.
Your family hates your spouse, but you say you don't care. Since you're happy, that's all that matters.
I lost my job, but I'm really enjoying the time off.
reply- Since you're happy, that's all that matters.
You're happy, that's all that matters. << Means almost the same as since you're happy...
English can be ambiguous or precise. In this case, it is precise.
There is a small difference in meaning.
- samLv 41 month ago
I would use as long as rather than since.
I don’t know the grammar rules for why, but it sounds better.
I would use since in a sentence like:
Since you’re happy, you should do a dance.