In this blog post, I will teach you how to use the words “since” and “from” with confidence.
Example: Since I tutor on Cambly, I have the opportunity to meet students from many different cultures.
The word “since” is used to explain the reason that I have the pleasure of interacting with students from other countries.
Example: I am from Los Angeles.
This simple sentence explains that Los Angeles is the place where I was born and spent my childhood. We will now combine the words “since” and “from” to create a more complex sentence.
Example: Since I’m from Los Angeles, I know how to drive in heavy traffic.
Los Angeles is famous for its busy freeways, so in this sentence I’m explaining that because I grew-up in Los Angeles, I know how to drive in traffic.
Example: Mike has a thick drawl, since he is from Alabama.
A way to describe accents from the Southern regions of the U.S, is a “Southern drawl.” The reason that Mike has a drawl, is because he is from Alabama, a Southern state.
On Cambly, you will meet native speakers from around the world, giving you a chance to both experience different accents and learn regional vocabulary.
My husband is from England and although we are both native English speakers, we sometimes use different vocabulary. For example, in England, “tea” is both a drink and the evening meal. In the U.S., we call the evening meal “dinner.” You can check out this link for a video that highlights other interesting differences between British and American English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGYuICK8FcE
Author: Zora G, Cambly Tutor
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