usage question: since/because

Subject: usage question: since/because
From: "Kimberly McClintock" <kimberly -dot- mcclintock -at- openlogic -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:39:53 -0600

Here's a sentence that appeared in a doc I'm editing:

This version also hides the properties attribute from JMX
<file:///Y:\users\docs\UnderReview\Kimberly\c3p0\\jmx> access
since properties often contains password information.

I would have used 'because' instead of 'since'. (Possibly there is an
EVEN BETTER way to rewrite the sentence, but I'm editing here, not
writing so I don't want to do that.) I do, however, wonder if anyone
knows what's wrong - if anything - with using 'since' here. I looked it
up and it's apparently a legitimate alternative to 'because'...but it
doesn't 'sound' right to me...

Kimberly McClintock


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