Grammar Patterns

V by -ing

The 'start' and 'finish' group

These verbs are concerned with beginning or ending. The prepositional phrase indicates what someone does at the beginning or end of a task, session, or period of time.
The Chairman finished by thanking us and reminding us that the decision of his committee on listing of a company was final.
The six part series kicked off by looking at the 1600s and finished in the present day.
Start by listing randomly all the ideas you want to include.
She started off by breeding budgerigars and cockatiels, and then gradually progressed to the larger parrots and parrot-like birds.
  • begin
  • close
  • end
  • finish
  • open
  • start
  • finish off
  • finish up
  • kick off
  • start off
  • start out
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