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    start/begin school at 8:30

    Every day we start/begin school at 8:30.
    Every year we start/begin school in September/on September 4th.

    Are the two sentences above correct? Could we use the phrase 'start school' to mean "start a day's work at school" and "start a semester's work in school"? (I know what the phrase 'start school' means in 'Children start school between the age of four and five'.)

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    Re: start/begin school at 8:30

    Start school works in both sentences. You can write school begins but not the students begin school.
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    Re: start/begin school at 8:30

    Thank you so much, GoesStation. Then the sentence I came across 'You'll be starting school soon, I suppose' could mean two things:
    You'll start school soon for the first time as a child.
    You'll start another semester soon.

    Am I right?

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    Re: start/begin school at 8:30

    Yes.

    Note: AE semester = BE term.

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    Re: start/begin school at 8:30

    Couldn't we use 'the students begin school...' as in this sentence?

    ...although children began school in mid September, testing did not begin until the end of September.


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    Re: start/begin school at 8:30

    Yes, we could.

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