Use of "since" or "because"

Subject: Use of "since" or "because"
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 12:32:37 -0700

I tend much more to the use of "because", particularly for cause and effect
actions, but I am seeing "since" in a writing sample. Why do you use one
instead of the other?

Lois Patterson
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