sense vs since : Common Errors in English

About sense vs since

“Sense” is a verb meaning “feel” (“I sense you near me”) or a nounmeaning “intelligence” (“have some common sense!”). Don’t use itwhen you need the adverb “since” (“since you went away,” “since you’reup anyway, would you please let the cat out?”).

sense Meaning(s)

  • (n) a general conscious awareness
  • (n) the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
  • (n) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
  • (n) sound practical judgment
  • (n) a natural appreciation or ability
  • (v) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
  • (v) detect some circumstance or entity automatically
  • (v) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
  • (v) comprehend

sense in News

  1. Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America Launches Father's Day Campaign To Encourage Congress To Have Gun Sense

    INDIANAPOLIS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has launched a Father's Day campaign that asks members of Congress to support "gun sense" in honor of gun ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. 'Sense of urgency' surrounds legislation, as launch of Twin River casino games looms

    'Sense of urgency' surrounds legislation, as launch of Twin River casino games looms
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Providence Journal

  3. Sense of community needed, group's organizer says

    Restoring 'a powerful sense of community' was discussed Saturday morning during the Bucyrus Action Team's meeting in the basement of Bucyrus Public Library.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

since in News

  1. 50 Years Since the Shocking Slaying of Medgar Evers

    It has been 50 years since the shocking slaying of Medgar Evers. The civil rights activist and NAACP field secretary fought for equality on many levels, from organizing voter drives and protests against discrimination, to calling for legal investigations into school segregation and the lynching...        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ABC News

  2. Found Poem Favorite | ‘Since the Dawn of Recorded Time, Plainly Speaking’

    "Since the dawn of recorded time, plainly speaking" by Alyssa, 15, from Culver City, Calif., is the eleventh of 12 winning poems in our fourth annual Found Poem Student Contest.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: New York Times

  3. Since 9/11, life — and surveillance — made easier

    Since 9/11, life — and surveillance — made easier Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:15 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2013 Since 9/11, life — and surveillance — made easier —In the wake of the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 gave the ...
    on June 9, 2013 Source: seattlepi.com

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