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Edit  dc
to begin/start VERB-ing
I started reading yesterday.
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After 6 p.m. the employees began to disappear.
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I started reading the book.
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I really began reading books in earnest once I was a University Student.
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So friendly was his letter that she was deeply moved and began to cry.
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My mother looked up the history of coffee cups.
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All of a sudden my mother began to sing.
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The newspaper began to lose readers when it dispensed with one of its most popular writers.
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To make matters worse, it began to thunder fiercely.
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