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Simple past tense for to take the first step into something
“We can begin work on this project as soon as the contracts are signed.”
Simple past tense for to come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
“The crisis would begin when Constantine broke the golden rule and chose to alter the past.”
Simple past tense for to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
“He was inspired to begin his foundation after witnessing the charitable efforts of his peers.”
Simple past tense for to start speaking by saying
“Let me first begin by saying that I have the utmost respect for the person I will be annihilating in this debate.”
To have produced or brought about
To have pioneered
To have designed with a new shape or form
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