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    get/become

    1. When did he begin to become very stingy?
    2. When did he begin to get very stingy?

    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: get/become

    I would leave "begin to" out of both.

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    Re: get/become

    How about 'Since when did he become so stingy?'

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: get/become

    That works, too, Matthew - informally.

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    Re: get/become

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would leave "begin to" out of both.
    So would I. Then they would both be OK, but I would be more likely to use become.

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