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    greenisgood is offline Junior Member
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    From the start or from the beginning?

    When to use "From the start" versus "from the beginning"?

    Is there any difference between these two sentences?

    His speech was entertaining from the start.
    His speech was entertaining from the beginning.

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    billmcd is offline Key Member
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    Re: From the start or from the beginning?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenisgood View Post
    When to use "From the start" versus "from the beginning"?

    Is there any difference between these two sentences?

    His speech was entertaining from the start.
    His speech was entertaining from the beginning.
    I would infer no difference.

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    greenisgood is offline Junior Member
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    Re: From the start or from the beginning?

    In American usage, what's more popular - start or beginning?

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    Re: From the start or from the beginning?

    Billmcd is American.

    He has told you that there is no difference.

    They mean the same.

    Rover

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    greenisgood is offline Junior Member
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    Re: From the start or from the beginning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Billmcd is American.

    He has told you that there is no difference.

    They mean the same.

    Rover
    Rover, my followup question was not about difference, but what's more popular in America.

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