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?

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    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.

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  • sam
    Lv 4
    1 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.

     

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