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    Question The diffrencies [differences]

    Can I Know what is the diffrence between
    "Start" and "Begin" ?
    And when I use both

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    #2

    re: The diffrencies [differences]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ria View Post
    Can I Know you tell me what is the difference between
    "Start" and "Begin"?
    And when do I use both?
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    We always like learner to give full sentences for us to work with. Please try to write a sentence with "start" and another sentence with "begin" and we can tell you if they are correct or if it would be possible to use both/either.

    We don't put a space before a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    re: The diffrencies [differences]



    (I applaud your recognition of the fact that the schwa in 'difference' is often so unstressed that it disappears altogether. But writing conventions usually don't recognize all possible pronunciations!

    Another problem with omitting that e is that it led you to get the plural wrong. Words with a schwa in the second syllable followed by /ns/ [for example, 'agency'] often end /nsi:z/. So your subject line said 'diffrencies' - which should have been 'differences').

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    Re: The diffrencies [differences]

    Thank You very much for your precious information

    I don't know that I don't have to put a space before "Question mark (?)" and I will take care the next time

    The sentences
    Can I say

    1. The Lesson starts at 10.30 am
    or The Lesson begins at 10.30 am

    And

    2. The Theme seems to have a happy start and end
    or The Theme seems to have a happy begin and end

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    Re: The diffrencies [differences]

    Thank you for this information

    And I wish I could help too

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    #6

    Re: The diffrencies [differences]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ria View Post
    Thank You very much for your precious information

    I don't know that I don't have to put a space before "Question mark (?)" and I will take care the next time

    The sentences
    Can I say

    1. The Lesson starts at 10.30 am
    or The Lesson begins at 10.30 am

    And

    2. The Theme seems to have a happy start and end
    or The Theme seems to have a happy begin and end
    For the first pair, either word is OK for me.

    For the second, "begin" is not a noun. You would need to use "beginning." I would use "beginning" because written materials and stories tend to have "beginnings" and not "starts."

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    Re: The diffrencies [differences]

    Thank you for your notes soothingDave, and I wish to be useful.
    Ria

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