Begin vs commence. Subtle difference. Beginning to do something may be the beginning of a repetetive action ("I am beginning to run daily,") whereas commencing something generally indicates that you are starting a set task with no information on its repeatability ("I am commencing my run.") However, you can also begin something that is a one-time event, but "beginning to run" has the ambiguity of whether you are just starting a routine or just starting a one-time run. Keep in mind this is only for the translation, as I'm a native English speaker and am just learning Spanish, so any native Spanish speakers please chime in!
Sorry, I meant: Could "I am going to begin" (which was marked as incorrect) also be correct. Empezar = to begin or to start. How would you translate: I am going to begin?
I am going to begin is voy a empezar or voy a comenzar. either is correct
The same thing happened to me. I reported it as a problem, so hopefully they will fix it.
i'm going to start jogging tomorrow! 7 weeks later Oh i forgot to jog and now i'm sick! oh well...
Could "I am going to start" also be correct. It was marked incorrect, but Empezar = to begin or to start. How would you translate: I am going to start?
Hola photo: "I am going to start" IS the correct answer, above, on this page.
There's an excellent explanation here: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/7999-begin-start.html Basically the two words are the same, except in a couple of tiny instances which this page explains.
Why doesn't "I'm starting" work? Doesn't it mean the same as "I am going to start"?
"I'm going to start" is set in the future while "I'm starting" is a present statement.
One could say "I'm not starting right now, but I'm going to start tomorrow."
And thus describes my life as a procrastinator.
I literally don't understand Spanish grammer... Its going above from my head!
On this, and other items, I am being asked to write answers in Spanish even though the item is already in Spanish, and then am marked incorrect when I do what I'm directed to do.