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"Junho começa amanhã."

Translation:June starts tomorrow.

March 21, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.vickers

As an English English speaker, I agree that starts or begins are most commonly used but commences is also an option

March 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Whirrun

June commences tomorrow.

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Well... im not a native and my english is kinda poor. But since ive been in contact with english, ive never seen this expression b4 (commences). Far from telling u are wrong, but starts fits perfectly. Hope any native to come around, if u have any doubt. Maybe ur just showing that your answer is also correct.

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Whirrun

I phrased it poorly. I meant to ask if this was also acceptable, since the word "começa" closely resembles the word "commence".

March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacVasconcelos

Well, grammatically, yes.

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

"June commences tomorrow" is grammatically correct, but that sounds very affected and very few people would ever say that.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacVasconcelos

Same thing here. I don't know how it sounds to english native speakers, but "starts" is more appropriate in this case, for sure.

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emeyr

It is correct but very, very formal.

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guenterpolo

As an English-speaking American, June begins tomorrow or June starts tomorrow are the more popular and normal choices here.

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheRunawayFound

Agreed as a Brit. 'Commences' is possible, but much more formal and likely to be used in written business communication.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Merci bien....

March 21, 2013
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