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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
My car won't ____________!

Let us _________ this special occasion with a speech from our CEO.

I started _______________ when Robb was killed.

They began _______________ the national anthem 5 minutes before the game.

I am beginning ______________ why you chose to leave.

Look! It's starting _______________!

Can you ______________ the washing machine when you get home?

They _______________ to listen.

They're beginning _____________________ confidence!

Argh! My laptop refuses ________________!


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135 Comments on “How to use START and BEGIN in English (Vocabulary)”


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thank you …..yes is really helpful

Thursday, June 6th 2013

    thank you Alex

    Monday, June 10th 2013

Thznks Alex

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Thank you Alex!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Thanks Alex for the understandale way you teach us :)

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Hi! Alek
May I use “He’s starting annoying me!” because a verb that after start must be used “gerund”.

Thursday, June 6th 2013

    you should avoid repeating two gerunds. It is better to say : He is starting to annoy me

    Friday, June 7th 2013

    You’re also using the present continuous form of “start,” which you should follow with an infinitive.

    Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thank you so much Alex, the explanation was terrific as always!
A few days ago I made a couple of requests for a video about linking words, but I got no evidence that your saw them. I’m kindly ask you to comment, if you did.
I’m still looking forward to watching your video(s). As I previously wrote in other messages, that topic may be useful for almost all non-native speakers.
Thank you for your help in English acquisition one more time!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Nice job, Alex.

When the lesson started, I noticed that it was very good. Now, I´m going to start the quiz.

See you later!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

A useful lesson! thanks!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

thank uuuuuuuu

Thursday, June 6th 2013

10 correct out of 10. Blimey, it was plate full of awesomesauce!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Thanks Alex
Very Good lesson.

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Thank you very much :)

Thursday, June 6th 2013

What!!! you mean Robb Stark?, I’m starting seeing 3th season today..

Thursday, June 6th 2013

    No, I think Robb Stark is still okay, don’t worry! Arya, though…

    Friday, June 7th 2013

As always a great explanation!!! Everytime I come here I learn something very useful to improve my English skills!

Thanks a billion all of you!!!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Nice lesson,thanks

Thursday, June 6th 2013

thank my teacher

Thursday, June 6th 2013

ALex you read ARGH in the last quetion.
what Does ARGH mean? and thank you very much for this lesson!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

    It’s just an exclamation that shows frustration. Kind of like “Oh no!”

    Saturday, June 8th 2013

Now I see.

Thursday, June 6th 2013

When do we use ‘commence’?
When do we use ‘kick off’?

Friday, June 7th 2013

Terrific, Alex!

Friday, June 7th 2013

thankkk.

Friday, June 7th 2013

thanks Alex as always you great

Friday, June 7th 2013

    :)

    Friday, June 7th 2013

Thank you for the way you give the lessons. I normally don’t register in any web page but this one is interesting!

Friday, June 7th 2013

That’s quite really useful as i haven’t already known when i should use them in proper way. The way of explain was extremely fantastic and quite clear. Thanx a lot Mr.Alex………….

Friday, June 7th 2013

I still have a confuse with them i can not understand what is the different between them , thank you teacher .

Friday, June 7th 2013

Thanks! I got only 70 but I understood my mistakes. Nice lesson!
Please, explain the difference between “each” and “every” if it exists.

^__^

Friday, June 7th 2013

    Hey kenzoll, you ok? Hope so!

    “Each” and “every” mean the same thing and are considered singular nouns so they take singular verbs.

    (Note the singular verbs in the following examples.)

    If you want to get technical, you can use “each” to emphasize the individual items or people:

    #1.: Each car is carefully checked out.

    #2.: Inspectors scrutinize each egg to make sure it isn’t cracked.

    And you can use “every” to emphasize the larger group:

    #1.: Every car should use hybrid technology.

    #2.: The Egg Farmers of America want eggs on every table for breakfast.

    People often say “each and every” for emphasis, but it is redundant, and I almost always advise brevity when it comes to usage.

    Grammargirl.

    Friday, June 7th 2013

      Thank you VERY much!!! :) Great and clear explanation, I will remember it! :))

      Bless u,

      Friday, June 7th 2013

        Just say the word, butty!

        Friday, June 7th 2013

      i would like knowing your skype’s address
      you know, to practice for a while.
      i’m, good speaking english however, i need to improve it

      Saturday, June 8th 2013

nice lesson Alex!

Friday, June 7th 2013

    hey man, i thought iwas just the only one from dominican republic. it`s been a wonderful suprise indeed. keep improving buddy!!

    Sunday, June 9th 2013

Thanks a lottt !

Friday, June 7th 2013

How can i chat to improve english!

Friday, June 7th 2013

thank you

Friday, June 7th 2013

Hello Alex. I got 90. I appreciate what you are doing, but, could you explain in video différences between impact and influence and also make, have and get if it possibles ?
In advance, thank you.

Friday, June 7th 2013

nice.. gracias, gordito..

Friday, June 7th 2013

Yeah, I definetly started crying when Robb was killed!
Much thanks!

Friday, June 7th 2013

Thank you|! A very helpful video!

Friday, June 7th 2013

Thank you very much alex

Friday, June 7th 2013

Thanks Alex, I feel I’m always learning new things about english here…thanks again

Friday, June 7th 2013

Hey Alex
I want to ask what “Plus” means ’cause sometimes English speakers say it on movies.I know that it has nothing to do with mathematics, I guess it’s just a way of saying…
And they also say I’m done, I’m gone, etc. what’s does it mean?
Thanks

Friday, June 7th 2013

    Try using this website: thefreedictionary.com
    There you can find the meaning of all these words you’re looking for.

    See you around!

    Friday, June 7th 2013

It is useful sir

Friday, June 7th 2013

Only 7 correct… It was not a good score… But the lesson was excellent! :)

Friday, June 7th 2013

Great Job!!!
Very nice lesson, Thanks Alex :)

Friday, June 7th 2013

Thanks very Alex:)
I love your lesson.
i did very great job on your quiz. i got 90 out of 100. WOW. Thanks again.
Heng Lay

Friday, June 7th 2013

    No problem! Thanks for your support!

    Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thank you!! Alex

Friday, June 7th 2013

it is helpful

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thank You for all your help, I would like to have your account on Skype, if it possible

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Crystal clear, good job as usual!.

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

it`s been a good lesson.

thanks alex. by the way i also would like practicing my speaking through skype.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

“I started to cry when Robb was killed”

Loved the reference to Game of thrones

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thanks Alex
I have a question:
I started _______________ when Robb was killed.
to cry, crying, or both are okay
Is there difference in meaning between (to cry) and (crying?)
As Emma explained in her other video:
http://www.engvid.com/try-to-do-try-doing/

Saturday, June 8th 2013

You got 10 correct out of 10 … :D

I think I am starting to improve ..

Thank you very much for the lesson Alex ..

Saturday, June 8th 2013

i wann some audio lectures .can i found any way.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

can i found audio lectures.please.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

thanks for your explanation Alex, your lesson was very interesting and I I’ve learned a lot with it.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thanks Alex!

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Hi, Alex ! Good lesson ! 9 out of 10.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thanks a lot teacher. Very helpful lesson. Keep doing the best.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

thank you soooo much :*

Sunday, June 9th 2013

Wow, this video is really interesting, helpful. Thank you for this video!

Sunday, June 9th 2013

good work alex,thank you very much.

Sunday, June 9th 2013

very helpful Alex! I enjoyed your jokes

Sunday, June 9th 2013

thanks Alex.

Sunday, June 9th 2013

this lesson is not hilarious, but it is very useful. thanks Alex

Sunday, June 9th 2013

Thak you sir, very useful to me

Monday, June 10th 2013

thank you Alex!!!!

Monday, June 10th 2013

Thanks a lot!!! I clarified some doubts with this lesson :)

Monday, June 10th 2013

Tks

Monday, June 10th 2013

Hi Alex, I´m bit confused. It seems to me that when we have 02 verbs. The 1ª could be Past, and gerund and 2ª infinitive and gerund. How does it work, is there some rule for this ? If possible, can you make a lesson about 02 verbs together? bye

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Thank you…

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Thanks a lot o many Thanks!!! Very goos lesson! Cheers

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

my result was bad , crying

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thanks

Friday, June 14th 2013

HELP HELP HELP!!Are they the same?
The classroom is dirty,but it is easy to clean.
The classroom is dirty,but it is easy to clean it.
i need your help.by the way i want to thank you for the class you made! it is perfect! i learnt a lot!

Sunday, June 16th 2013

    Yes, they mean the same thing!

    Monday, June 17th 2013

Hello Im news in this site

Sunday, June 16th 2013

thank you Alex^^

Monday, June 17th 2013

Thanks,it’s amazing

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Thanks, your class is very good.

Thursday, June 20th 2013

thank you so much sir Alex! 8-10

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Hello Alex! I like your videos! I would like that you made a class about meaning and pronunciation about these words: though, thought, tough, through. It’s very complicated for me! Thanks!

Monday, June 24th 2013

thank Alex :)

Sunday, June 30th 2013

Thanks Alex!!

Thursday, July 4th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex.

Saturday, July 13th 2013

Thanks Mr. Alex. You are teachers without border. Thanks again.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

It’s a long time since I’ve come at Engvid… and there are some many great changes!! Subtitles, direct links to the website at the end of the lessons… Great job Mister J!!

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Thanks it was very clear

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

Hi
First thing i want to say thank you Alex . Second thing to everone here , Let us descision across skype and exchanging infromations among us . My account skype is Stylesaw

Thursday, July 25th 2013

Hi
Thank you so much Alex, the explanation was terrific as always! I begin understanding when I first learn with you.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Thanks.

Is it grammatically correct to say ‘My car won’t begin to start’?

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

thanks for this lesson..

Monday, August 19th 2013

Thank you very much, I learn english with ENGVID by myself and absolutly free, I am very happy, You guys really are helping me. I want to thank who created this project. I like your lessons. There are very easily to understand and no compleceted. Thus give us great opportunity to improve our english at home, Thank you! (I apologize for mistakes)

Thursday, September 5th 2013

thanks!

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thank you Alex!

Thursday, September 19th 2013

I got 5 correct out of 10 :( OMG! I was confused. haha
I have to review and try the quiz again. I think “start” and “begin” are necessary and I sometimes use.
Thank you, Alex :)

Monday, September 23rd 2013

Thank you so much for the helpful lesson. You are so great. I can easily understand what you talk about. I got 7 out of 10. I feel good, though.

Monday, October 7th 2013

Thank you so much.

Monday, October 14th 2013

Thank you Alex. It was very useful to me :)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

thanks Alex. Hopefully, you will make more lessons in the future…

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Nice Lesson… Thank You!

Saturday, October 26th 2013

I am in a ambiguous position because I got 6, but my 4 pseudo mistakes were correct answers with BOTH, then I got 10 points, however I am happier than sad. Thanks a lot Alex.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thank you very much!

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Thank you Alex.

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

thank you so much

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks Mr. Alex, got 70%

Friday, December 6th 2013

8/10.. 2 mistakes.. Thanks Alex

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

yesterday i got 6/10; and today i revise the lesson and i got 10/10 ; i was afraid that i can’t answer well ,, but ,, thanks GOD :)

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Ir is good.

Saturday, March 15th 2014

Thanks Alex!!!!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Thank you Alex and I need more about this

Friday, September 26th 2014

I could not understand all about this lesson only after I watched it 2 times. But I am so happy to be able to do English lessons all in spoken English and I can managed to understand these lessons because teachers do speak very clearly and understandably. Thank you very much.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thanks as always it is great job..

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Alex, thank you for this lesson! Everything was clear!

Saturday, January 10th 2015

Thank you Alex

Thursday, January 15th 2015

hi Alex!
after I watched the video, I noticed it that you didn’t write the first sentences as you said it at the end of the video!
so I got confused!!
He began working here 2 years ago. o
He began to work here 2 years ago.
Which is better????

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

    i think both are okay.

    Saturday, February 28th 2015

i got 7 out of 10

Saturday, February 28th 2015

thank you for this great lesson , iwould like to ask wich one use better in present tense i start to cry or istart crying in some grammer book , they say after start and stop we use a verb + ing i really need an explaination to that please

Monday, June 22nd 2015

thank u :)

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

7/10

Monday, January 11th 2016

Hi, Alex!
Please, answer me about these pairs:
begin/end
start/finish.
Can we use the “begin/finish” or “start/end” pairs to designate a beggining and an end of some process, work, competition and so on?

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

Thank you Alex. I am really learning English with you.

Sunday, February 28th 2016

Thank you so much! I just see your video yesterday. I subscribed after that immediately. I really like this web.
but I still have a question: what is difference between “started to work” and “started working” ? and we only use “start or begin” in present continuos tense and past simple tense?
Thank you so much!

Friday, May 20th 2016

Alex, in the last step you’ve taught that when the begin/start is used as present continous is preferred to use the next verb with infinite form, ok, i got it, so, can I apply this “rule” for the other verbs from list of verbs followed by gerunds (44 verbs with exceptions)? Like verbs advise, can’t bear, continue, hate…?

Thursday, September 15th 2016
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