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    Is 'starts from...' correct?

    Counting of votes for the By-Election starts from 8pm onwards at two locations.


    Is 'starts from' correctly used in the above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Counting of votes for the By-Election starts from 8pm onwards at two locations.


    Is 'starts from' correctly used in the above sentence?

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    It depends. Do you mean that the counting starts sometime after 8pm?

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    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It depends. Do you mean that the counting starts sometime after 8pm?
    Thanks, bhaisahab.

    The counting starts sometimes after 8pm - that is the meaning. However, I thought we should use 'at' with 'starts'.

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    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    Could somebody please help? Thanks.

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    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    "The counting of votes for the By-Election will be from 8pm onwards, it will take place at two locations."

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    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "... 8pm onwards,; it will take place ..."
    ?

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    Re: Is 'starts from...' correct?

    If the starting time is 8pm, you would most likely hear 'at 8pm' in AmE. "Onwards' would not be added.

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