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    begin

    What is the difference between the two below?

    It begins on Friday.
    It begins from Friday.

    Or does the second one sound wrong?

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    #2

    Re: begin

    Second sentence is wrong.

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    #3

    Re: begin

    But this one sounds OK, doesn't it?

    The rainy season begins from July.

    Why do you think 'from July' sounds fine whereas 'from Friday' doesn't?

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    #4

    Re: begin

    I don't think starts from July sounds fine at all.

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    #5

    Re: begin

    In Japan, the rainy season begins in June.

    Is this grammatically correct?

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    #6

    Re: begin

    Yes! It certainly is.

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    #7

    Re: begin

    For your information, that example of rainy season was from here:

    Weather in Guam Island

    So you don't think it's written by a native speaker of English?

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    #8

    Re: begin

    "The rainy season runs from June to September." is OK. But not "begins from..."

    The website company is in India. So this may be a regional variation, or it may be simply wrong. It certainly seems wrong to American and British ears.

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    #9

    Re: begin

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Weather in Guam Island
    [not a teacher]

    Even the title sounds wrong to me.

    Either
    Weather in Guam
    or
    Weather on Guam Island

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