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The 'begin' and 'end' groupThese verbs are concerned with beginning, continuing, and ending. These verbs can have an animate or inanimate Subject. The prepositional phrase indicates what someone or something was at the beginning or end of something, or what they continue to be.
All these verbs are link verbs (see Chapter 5).
begin continue end finish originate remain start carry on end up finish up start off start out wind up
The camp began as a maze of tents, but over 14 years it has grown into a proper village.
Mr Klein will also carry on as a consultant to the team, which has been working successfully for the past three seasons.
He will continue as chairman of the company's corporate finance division.
All of the other county games ended as draws.
People like me are facing poverty and may even end up as social welfare cases.
The dispute started as a protest over the jailing of leaders of a previous strike.
It was intended as a play with incidental music but wound up as a large and lavish Broadway musical.