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I came across the following sentence on an English website for ESL students.
Since/Because she stopped eating chocolate last week, she's eating more fruit!
They asked to choose between the two words Since and Because. It turned out that the right word was Because, but I'm not sure of that because, for me, the meaning of sentence is not clear enough. I expressed my doub in a comment, then they replied:
"She's stopped eating chocolate because it contains too much sugar, and has started to eat more fruit because it's just as sweet, tasty, and healthier. It's possible!"
Yes, it's possible, but one might stop eating chocolate for more than one reason. I mean, there is not any logical reason to link "stop eating chocolate" with "eating more fruit". Since might be just as correct and consistent. Moreover, Since may refer to time and make the sentence clearer and more logical to me. I hope I have been clear.