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    Dear all,

    A surfer says:

    "So today we start the Double elimination. I start to the second round so itís pretty hard for me because I will have to do a lot of heats and more I do it the more I feel stressed and tired"

    I can't get what he means by "start to"! Is it like "start with"? Why he said "to"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    No idea. Do you think this is a native speaker? Perhaps this is some surfers' jargon...

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    Default Re: start to "something"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    A surfer says:

    "So today we start the Double elimination. I start to the second round so itís pretty hard for me because I will have to do a lot of heats and more I do it the more I feel stressed and tired"

    I can't get what he means by "start to"! Is it like "start with"? Why he said "to"?

    Thanks a lot.
    I start the second round.
    No need to use to.

    But you can say I'm making my start to the second round.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Default Re: start to "something"

    Surfers are probably one of the worst subcultures to try to learn English from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Surfers are probably one of the worst subcultures to try to learn English from.
    I agree, but I'd extend this to sportspeople in general.

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    Default Re: start to "something"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No idea. Do you think this is a native speaker? Perhaps this is some surfers' jargon...

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    Yes! He is from Germany! Thanks a lot,

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    Default Re: start to "something"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Yes! He is from Germany! Thanks a lot,
    There it is - he's presumably translating am zweiten Rund (or whatever...my German's pretty shaky). The English would be 'We're starting[/about to start] on the second round'.

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