Starting sentences with "Depuis"

William

Kwiziq community member

20 October 2018

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Starting sentences with "Depuis"

Apologies if this is in wrong section.

I am fairly certain that I can use: Depuis mon amie Paul vit en ma maison en Glasgow, je reste à Lyon avec ses parents.

Can I reverse the order of the clauses. Depuis je reste à Lyon avec ses parents, mon ami vit en mon appartement en Glasgow.

This relates to:
Using 'depuis' (since / for) with Le Présent and NOT Le Passé Composé (prepositions of time) -

Tom

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

Hi William,

I think you may be confusing the usage and depuis and puisque which both can be translated in English as since, but with different meanings:

Depuis (preposition) since, a marker in time ,  puisque, (conjunction) since, because

So your sentence would become :

Puisque je reste à Lyon avec ses parents, mon ami vit dans mon appartement à Glasgow.

Yes, there is no reason why you cannot start the sentence with  puisque.

I apologise if I have misunderstood the meaning of your question.

William

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

Thanks very much. I misunderstood the meaning of "depuis". 

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