English Lesson: How to Use Prepositions With Start

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When you want to talk about when some event begins, you can use the verb start. Do you know which preposition comes next?

When you want to talk about time, we use start + at + time. We don’t use start + from + time:

  • The meeting starts at 10:30. Not, The meeting starts from 10:30.
  • Work starts at 9:00, so please be on time!

Of course, you can use start + on + day or start + in + year, etc, following the usual rules of using prepositions of time.

  • The financial year starts in January. Not, …starts from January.
  • The workshop starts on Sunday.

When you want to talk about the starting and ending point, you can use be + from ~ to ~:

  • The meeting is from 10:30 to 12:30.
  • Work is from 9:00 to 5:00 every day.
  • The financial year is from January to December.
  • The workshop is from Sunday to Wednesday.

What time does work start for you? Feel free to leave a comment here.