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https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineAnn

"Un día ellas lo empezaron a repetir."

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineAnn

Started to, began to = seems the same to me.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wmunnell

Since when do "start" and "begin" not have the same meaning.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elainejones

I agree.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/babsblabs
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Began in place of started should also be accepted.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elainejones

I agree.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadameJoan

Me too. I will report it and see if they'll fix the error.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidmalt

One day they started to do it again is the same is it not ???

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azizspanish

I suppose they will say 'comenzar' is to begin and 'empezar' is to start! In English, though, it surely is the same? I've now failed this section three times...and to lose a heart for 'began/started' is making me scream!!! Aaaarrgghhh!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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Is it possible to drop the "a" and why (not)?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azizspanish

I don't think so! Empezar, i believe, is ALWAYS followed by 'a' when another verb is to be used.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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Gracias

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NarutoUzumaki

why can't it be "a day" also

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcgwn

I finally got this one right and for anyone else who isn't sure why the 'a' is required. We have a conjugated verb followed by an infinitive which requires in this case an 'a' to link them or in other cases a 'de'. The real challenge is memorizing which one to use.

5 years ago