Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.16 The 'begin' and 'end' group

These verbs are concerned with beginning or ending a period of time or an event in a particular way.
He began the day with a seven o'clock breakfast.
Then he closes the show with a simple line, 'Shane, we love you,' and walks offstage.
In 1950, Butler crowned an impressive career with victory in the national 24-hour championship.
You may want to end the session with a hug.
  • begin
  • close
  • crown
  • end
  • finish
  • open
  • start
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