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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,
Is the following sentence correct? If it is, does it have two meanings?
Since her baby died, she's done nothing but cry all day.
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Mike Cash

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It can have two meanings:

赤ちゃんが死んでから______
赤ちゃんが死んだから______

EDIT

I just checked www.dictionary.reference.com to see what they have to say, suspecting that the "because" usage may be non-standard, and was surprised at what I found.

The short definitions give only the sequential usage:

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But among their examples found nothing but the consequential usage:

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The word origin section lists both usages:

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Because you're using the present perfect form which emphasises a continued action (in this case), reading 'since' with the meaning of 'because' sounds fairly awkward. So, I wouldn't worry about native speakers reading it with that meaning.
 

Mike Cash

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Probably more a matter of common sense than verb tense:

Since her baby died she has stopped feeding it.

Since her baby died she has buried it.
 
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