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I started my car? #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 12, 2004 23:23 pm   I started my car?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", question 1

I ......... my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work.

(a) began
(b) started
(c) begin
(d) start

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", answer 1

I started my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work.

Correct answer: (b) started
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I started my car #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:00 am   I started my car
 

Hi,

Yes this is the correct answer (I started my car....)
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I started my car? #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 26, 2008 14:44 pm   I started my car?
 

my question does not concern the right use of start and begin but the use of the expression "to make sure...". why didn't you use the expression "to be sure"?
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About start X begin #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:24 am   About start X begin
 

Hello Torsten,

Could you tell me the defference about start and begin?

Thanks a lot,
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About start X begin #5 (permalink) Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:39 am   About start X begin
 

Hi Matias,

Start and begin are very similar in meaning and to find out all the subtle little differences between both verbs you need read a lot of texts and listen to a lot of English audio materials. You can start by reading Alan's essay on start vs. begin.

Let me know what you think.
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I started my car? #6 (permalink) Tue Nov 25, 2008 13:33 pm   I started my car?
 

"I ......... my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work." I think there was a small mistake here...."mintues:--> minutes....(a typing mistake....), wasn't it??
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I started my car? #7 (permalink) Tue Nov 25, 2008 14:10 pm   I started my car?
 

Hi Tien Tran,

You are right. That was a typo and it'll get changed soon.
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I started my car? #8 (permalink) Sat Dec 13, 2008 22:24 pm   I started my car?
 

TORSTEN my dear teacher i enjoy your lessons very well thank you so much.
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I started my car? #9 (permalink) Wed Mar 18, 2009 16:23 pm   I started my car?
 

hi!
I nave a question.
why ''started'' but not "began" ?
thank you :)
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Diff b/n Start and Begin #10 (permalink) Fri May 22, 2009 6:14 am   Diff b/n Start and Begin
 

Sir,

I scored 10/10 in Start and Begin Test without knowing the correct meaning. Could you please explain me when to use start and begin exactly, because just for sack I do not like to learn, I would like to know each and everything in detail with reasoning.
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I started my car? #11 (permalink) Sun Jun 21, 2009 0:32 am   I started my car?
 

hello! I got only 7/10 so please tell me what is the difference of that 2 words
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I started my car? #12 (permalink) Thu Nov 05, 2009 17:34 pm   I started my car?
 

dear Torsten
i scored 10 out 10 but I've repeated 2 times,i had difficulty to understand difference between start and begin,
it's right if i say;I've started learning English 2 years ago but thanks to you I've begun to understand more.
thank you for sending to me lesson 5
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I started my car? #13 (permalink) Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:44 am   I started my car?
 

Hi Torsten and Alan,
Thank to both of you for the explanation between start and begin. :)
I got 6/10 at the first test. But after I read Alan's essay and try to resume the test, I got 10/10. :D
Thank you so much. Gbu

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I started my car? #14 (permalink) Tue Jan 05, 2010 20:47 pm   I started my car?
 

Hi Alan,
thank you for your explanation of (start and begin),in my first test i got 7/10,
but after your explanation i got 10/10 marks.
thank you so much.

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I started my car? #15 (permalink) Fri Jan 29, 2010 13:56 pm   I started my car?
 

Hello sir,
what's the difference between start and begin?
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