start / commence

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start / commence

Postby Nami Nami » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:46 am

Dear teacher,

Which of the following is/are correct?

1. The testing started on 1 April.
2. The testing was started on 1 April.

3. The testing commenced on 1 April.
4. The testing was commenced on 1 April.

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Re: start / commence

Postby Josef » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:31 pm

In the right circumstances all four are possible, but 1 and 3 are most likely.


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