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Start and begin #16 (permalink) Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:18 am   Start and begin
 

I did so, I chose "starting". Please explain why I'm wrong.
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Start and begin #17 (permalink) Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:42 am   Start and begin
 

Hi,

Here you need the Present Simple 'starts'.

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please help me #18 (permalink) Sun Jun 28, 2009 17:52 pm   please help me
 

Dear Mrs.Torsten.
How are you ?
I donot understand different between start and begin
please could you help me ?
many thank foy you
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please help me #19 (permalink) Sun Jun 28, 2009 18:35 pm   please help me
 

Hi Baraa,

Have a look at this -

http://www.english-test.net/articles/24/index.html

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please help me #20 (permalink) Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:54 am   please help me
 

Baraa wrote:
Dear Mrs.Torsten.
How are you ?
I donot understand different between start and begin
please could you help me ?
many thank foy you
baraa

Hi Barra,

In addition to Alan's advice I suggest you start using a spell checker and check the difference between 'difference' and 'different'.

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hi torsten #21 (permalink) Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:45 am   hi torsten
 

hi torsten
I,m from iran .i,m about 49 years old ,I,m an employee
I am very interesting learning English.and would you please ex plain the differences of start and begin?
thanks
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Start and begin #22 (permalink) Thu Nov 12, 2009 14:48 pm   Start and begin
 

many thanks to Allan, Torsten, and Kitostad...

i tried to put them together in my head..

start--> about urgency (has attempt/thought to achieve something) and use to mechanical automatic
begin-->leisure (without that idea of being sudden )..

am i right??
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Start and begin #23 (permalink) Thu Apr 15, 2010 15:14 pm   Start and begin
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Here you need the Present Simple 'starts'.

Alan

Hello,

Mr Alan I cannot stop to wonder why I need the present simple? Are there any
indication I could use to determine whether I need the present simple nor I do not?

Thank you.
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Start and begin #24 (permalink) Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:23 am   Start and begin
 

[why the answer is "starting" instead of starts]

You can't use "starting" insteads of starts because it's wrong grammar. If u want to use startring, you need " to be"
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start & begin. #25 (permalink) Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:41 am   start & begin.
 

Kitosdad wrote:
Start & Begin ... the differences are many, and yet they can have the same meaning in a lot of cases.

You can start to read a book, or
You can begin to read a book.

You can start an engine, but
You cannot begin an engine.

It is just a case of having to become familiar with the many peculiarities in the English language.

Hi teacher,

Your mean is that start an engine is fixed in English, is it correct?

thanks in advance.

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Start and begin #26 (permalink) Sun Jun 19, 2011 16:15 pm   Start and begin
 

Hi all,
I'm new member, and my score is only 6/10, start and begin really make me confuse. So I hope I could improve my knowledge after this lesson.
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Re: start & begin. #27 (permalink) Fri May 11, 2012 1:24 am   Re: start & begin.
 

"Start" and "starting" are both noun, why is "start" not "starting"?
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Start and begin #28 (permalink) Fri May 11, 2012 7:40 am   Start and begin
 

'Start' is a verb, as well as a noun.
To use 'starting' you need an accompanying verb (to be). There is no accompanying verb in this sentence. 'To start' is the verb:
My car starts/it starts.
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