What is the difference between begin and start?

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What is the difference between begin and start?

Unread postby shivanimt » 14 Mar 2008, 15:33

Dear Madam,

I need your help on the following.

What is the difference between begin and start?

When can we use begin and when can we use start?

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Re: What is the difference between begin and start?

Unread postby Lucy » 15 Mar 2008, 13:47

Dear Shivanimt,

Start and begin are mostly interchangeable. In the following sentences begin cannot replace start:

When planning a journey: “what time shall we start?”

Seeing my old schoolfriend again started me thinking about the old days.

The reasons are which words collocate with which verb.

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