V with n

III.2 The 'begin' and 'end' group

These verbs are concerned with beginning or ending. The prepositional phrase indicates what happens or is done at the beginning or end of something.
The proceedings began with a minute's silence in memory of those who died in the revolution.
It's non-stop music right the way to through until ten thirty and we'll kick off with Def Leppard.
The preposition with is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is V with n -ing.
An attempt by police to remove the demonstrators ended with a police officer being shot dead.
  • begin
  • climax
  • culminate
  • end
  • finish
  • open
  • start
  • kick off
  • start off
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