The usage of 'since' drew my attention and puzzled me. I don't understand why it was used here and whether it was a substitute for either 'because of' or 'as a result of'.
The alternatives I can think of are:
[giving a reason]
- I'll never pray to a God since I have my butt issues.
- I'll never pray to a God because of my butt issues.
- I'll never pray to a God because I've got my butt issues.
One more option could be
[describing a particular time in the past]
I'll never pray to a God since my butt issues kicked in.(=happened, started progressing)
but I discarded it because the sentence conveys the future while we actually mean something like
- I haven't prayed to a God since my butt issues kicked in.
- I haven't been praying to a God since my butt issues kicked in.
I always thought we need a subordinate clause after 'since' when we are giving a reason. Otherwise, it should be a date, a time or a noun phrase which would refer back to a previous point in time.
Can we put a noun phrase after 'since'? And more specifically, is a noun phrase acceptable after 'since' to give a reason?
Any help would be appreciated!