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    Alexandre Derezhenko is offline Newbie
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    Default Start vs. Begin

    I appreciate Newbie's laconic and helpful reply to the previous thread. Now I can see the principle. But troubles seem to be successive... And here's another problem of mine: Start vs Begin. Could anyone enlighten me on that, please?

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    Default Re: Start vs. Begin

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre Derezhenko View Post
    I appreciate Newbie's laconic and helpful reply to the previous thread. Now I can see the principle. But troubles seem to be successive... And here's another problem of mine: Start vs Begin. Could anyone enlighten me on that, please?

    Sorry I don't know about your point.
    1. If you mean grammatically: both of them can take the gerund and the infinitive:
    start/begin to work/working

    2. Meaning and usage: start is used in certain contexts where begin is not possible: start the engine, get started, start a rival business. Travelling (we will have to start early...

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