✅ Technically, both since and because mean the same thing. However, they imply a different kind of causality.
✅ Because suggests a reason for something happening (I ate the birthday cake because I was hungry), implying that something is a direct consequence of something else.
✅ Since shows a circumstantial connection between something and its consequence (Since I was hungry, I ate). Since implies a slightly weaker link, where the focus is on the main statement rather than the reason for that statement happening (Since it was late, I decided not to go).
✅ Since and because along with their synonym as are often used interchangeably in academic writing. In this context, since and as can sound more formal than because.
Since you’re here to learn, you might as well check out these synonyms for because!