Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'beginning' and 'end' group

These nouns refer to the beginning, middle, or end of a time or task.
I hated the school. From the beginning I wished I had gone somewhere else.
By the end, we all felt pretty disillusioned.
We're doing a lot of the groundwork for you.
We are entering the home straight and the pace is going to pick up, so we have to be able to stay with it.
  • beginning
  • end
  • finish
  • groundwork
  • home straight
  • middle
  • outset
  • spadework
  • start
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