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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?


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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:20 am   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", question 3

We ......... off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.

(a) began
(b) started
(c) starting
(d) beginning

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", answer 3

We started off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.

Correct answer: (b) started

Your answer was: incorrect
We began off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.
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please explain why not started off?

thank you so much.
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Started off #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2005 13:12 pm   Started off
 

The correct answer is (b) started off.
For more information on start vs. begin, please read this article by Alan Townend:
http://www.english-test.net/articles/24/index.html

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What does this phrasal mean: "start off"? #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:10 am   What does this phrasal mean: "start off"?
 

can you tell me what does "start off" mean?
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What does this phrasal mean: "start off"? #4 (permalink) Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:51 am   What does this phrasal mean: "start off"?
 

Hi,

This is usually used to indicate the start/beginning of a trip or a journey.

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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #5 (permalink) Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:55 pm   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Can I say "I started off my project"
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meaning of "started off" in past tense? #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:34 am   meaning of "started off" in past tense?
 

In this section :
We ......... off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.
the answer is started off.
I wonder why it come to past tense? Could you explain me?
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #7 (permalink) Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:12 am   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Beccause of time co-ordination,I think. The second sentence was in The past tense,and so was the first one.
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Error in scoring TOEIC vocabulary test #8 (permalink) Fri Nov 21, 2008 20:19 pm   Error in scoring TOEIC vocabulary test
 

Hi,
I've practiced this tests today and noticed an error when I saw the scores. The answers which I marked were corrected, but they turned into another incorrect answer. F.ex.: I marked the answer "a.start", but it turned to "b.begin" incorrect, when it was evaluated automatically, "start" was really correct answer which I've chosen . Is it a technical problem?
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #9 (permalink) Mon Nov 24, 2008 21:59 pm   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi,

Which question are you referring to? As far as I can see all the answers are shown correctly.
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #10 (permalink) Thu Nov 27, 2008 19:32 pm   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi,
Yes, you are right. There was some misunderstanding, I was "fresh" here.
Thank you, you are doing a good job helping to improve English skills!
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #11 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:23 am   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi,
Can you explain the difference of "start" and "begin".
Thanks
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #12 (permalink) Thu Aug 13, 2009 13:37 pm   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi,
Would you please give us some examples using word "star and Begin".
I have been using these words for many times but to me they are the same.
Can you differentiate them?
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #13 (permalink) Thu Aug 13, 2009 16:51 pm   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi Sousa,

You probably mean 'start' and 'begin'? (Not 'star' as you wrote?) Well, for starters, you should read this: Start or begin?

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To Torsten #14 (permalink) Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:05 am   To Torsten
 

Hi Torsten ,

Thanks a lot for all prestigious efforts .

Regards ,
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What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"? #15 (permalink) Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:21 am   What does this phrasal verb mean: "start off"?
 

Hi, Mr Torsten!
My name is Quynh. I come from Vietnam. Do you know Vietnam?
Can you tell me: Do "start off " and "start up" mean?
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