So, I am given these two sentences in exam to convert into one single sentence (without changing the meaning implied the original two sentences or using
because conjunctions) (
They left the door open. Expensive goods were stolen by the thieves.
Now, many fellow class mates of mine wrote (
Since they left the door open, expensive goods were stolen by the thieves.
But I am concerned as to whether the usage of Since is correct in the above sentence?
Like, we use Since when we are talking about a cause. Like in this sentence:
Since I have won $20 in a jackpot, I am going to spend it the way I want to!
Hence, I wrote the answer to the question as (
They having left the door open, expensive goods were stolen by the thieves.
In order to communicate that their leaving the door open was not the cause of thieves stealing goods. Perhaps, they might be prowling around and noticed the doors open and so just entered the house?
Therefore, my questions are:
- Is the use of Since correct in
- What's wrong with my sentence