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TOEIC question: Start vs. begin #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 10, 2006 13:33 pm   TOEIC question: Start vs. begin
 

Hi, in my TOEIC prep book there is this sentence:

When did you begin your new job?

Can I replace begin with start in this question? (When did you start your new job?)

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Start vs. begin #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 10, 2006 15:19 pm   Start vs. begin
 

Yes. Some people might think that start is less formal, but not enough to make a real difference most of the time.
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Start vs begin #3 (permalink) Mon May 03, 2010 11:38 am   Start vs begin
 

Start(n) begin to do something or happen
or begin to operate, travel or move.
ex. When will you start from Chennai?
in verbs - an act of beginning or the point in which something begins.

Begin; carry out or come in to begin.
When did you begin do this business?
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Start vs begin #4 (permalink) Wed May 26, 2010 11:33 am   Start vs begin
 

Shanthisethuraman wrote:
Start(n) begin to do something or happen
or begin to operate, travel or move.
ex. When will you start from Chennai?

This sounds like Indian English to me. Where did you learn this question?

Shanthisethuraman wrote:
When did you begin do this business?

This should read 'When did you start this business'?

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start vs begin #5 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 11:01 am   start vs begin
 

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Dear Sir

Thank you for your correction. "Where did you start this business?"

Secondly I will always talk Indian english only, because I am in India.

Thank you

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TOEIC question: Start vs. begin #6 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 18:20 pm   TOEIC question: Start vs. begin
 

Dear All,

Really I see no difeerence in usage and meaning between the two. I used to use them exchangeably.

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start vs begin #7 (permalink) Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:23 am   start vs begin
 

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START VS BEGINS
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Verb "Start": If the situation is not yet done.

Ex: I have to start practising english fluency now.

Verb Begin is that you have done an activity before several times.

I have begun to practise listening exercise now.

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