start; take the first step
"We began working at dawn"
"Who will start?"
"Get working as soon as the sun rises!"
"The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"
"He began early in the day"
"Let's get down to work now"
"The DMZ begins right over the hill"
"The second movement begins after the Allegro"
"Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
"The Iraqis began hostilities"
"begin a new chapter in your life"
"Now listen, friends,"
"The number `one' begins the sequence"
"A terrible murder begins the novel"
"The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
"WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"
"The company's Asia tour begins next month"
"The novel begins with a murder"
"My property begins with the three maple trees"
"Her day begins with a workout"
"The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
"begin a cigar"
"She started the soup while it was still hot"
"We started physics in 10th grade"
"This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"
"You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
"She began Russian at an early age"
"We started French in fourth grade"
Then began men to call upon the Name of the Lord.
出自：Bible (AV): Genesis
My way is to begin with the beginning.
During dinner I began to get a headache.
出自： E. O
The night I began to be born.
出自： Day Lewis
He paused and then he began to speak carefully but casually.
出自： G. Vidal
She began as an actress.
These clubs began as coffeehouses in the seventeenth century.
这些夜总会在17世纪时原来是咖啡馆。 begin sth as sb/sth
She began her career as a sports reporter.
He began life as a newspaper reporter at the age of twenty-two.
We began this club as a way of raising money.
They begin at the beginning.
Today we begin at page 30, line 12.
They went to school for nine years, beginning at the age of seven.
School begins at 8 o'clock.
The meeting will begin at seven o'clock.
The discussion began at three o'clock and ended at five.
The night shift begins at five o'clock.
The match will begin at nine o'clock.
The bidding began at $1000.
At an auction sale, the price of a beautiful vase began at fifty pounds, and reached eight hundred.
在一次拍卖中,一只漂亮的花瓶起价是50英镑,后来达到800英镑。 begin sth at sth
He began Latin at the age of ten.
I begin my study at seven.
Father begins work at 8 every morning.
We'll begin the lecture at eight o'clock.
We shall begin the meeting at five.
They begin breakfast at seven.
An experienced public speaker usually begins by arousing the audience's curiosity.
He began by pouring ridicule on the Whig leader.
They began by building blocks of flats for workers.
We began by making the simplist kind of weight measures.
The students usually begin by learning the progressive form and doing numerous drills on it.
He began by telling a tale of country life.
Father began by scolding me, saying that I was a bad boy.
He began by saying that he would not speak very long.
他先说他的讲话不长,尔后开始。 begin sth by v-ing
The professor began his lecture by telling a joke.
The comedian began the show by telling a joke.
He began on a technical innovation two years ago but has made no progress so far.
He has begun on a new book.
Has he begun on another bottle?
He began on another new task last week.
The vacation begins on July 1st.7
The new term begins on Monday.
The conference will begin on Monday and end on Friday.
The measure will be applied gradually beginning on October 1.
In 1958 work began upon the second phase of the project.1958
Tom and his drinking companions began upon their third bottle in an hour.
The children began upon the chocolate biscuits.
We need the figures for the twelve months, beginning with February.
You should begin with this book.
The word begins with a vowel.
The Bible begins with the Genesis .《
The first word of a sentence should begin with a capital letter.
He began with entreaties and ended with a threat.
Let us begin with this song.
Let's begin with a story.
Let's begin with the first paragraph.
You may begin with English 900 .
We began with the third chapter.
He advised me to begin with something easy.
Which shall I begin with?
This book begins with a tale of country life.
The concert began with the national anthem.
My way is to begin with the beginning.
Knowledge begins with practice.
The ocean began with little drops of water.
Education, in the largest sense, begins with a man's birth, and does not end until he dies.
从最广泛的意义上说,教育从人一出生就开始,直到死才结束。 begin sth with sth
It is very worrying to begin the day with bad news.
The teacher began his class with a question.
He will soon begin to write a novel.
She began to like novels at twenty.
I shall begin this book today.
I shall begin with this book today.
The journey begins from Shanghai.
The journey begins from Shanghai to Beijing.
The book began to be read (by him) last Sunday.
The book was begun (by him) to be read last Sunday.
这句话虽语法上无误，却不符习惯，因实际上begin to ...的结构是不能作被动语态的。
It began to rain at three o'clock.
I felt I did not begin to understand him.
Your suggestion does not begin to meet the difficulty.
Nothing has begun to interest her so much as folk music.
I began/started teaching when I was 24.
We will begin the meeting with a message from the President.
It's starting to rain.
The show begins next week.
误 The journey begins from Beijing to Xi'an.
正 The journey begins at Beijing and ends at Xi'an.
误 The film has begun for half an hour.
正 The film has been on for half an hour.
误 It's time beginning the meeting.
正 It's time to begin the meeting.
析 习惯上,It's time后不跟begin的动名词形式。