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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128180: Vocabulary: Beginning - Ending
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    Vocabulary: Beginning - Ending


    Everything and everybody has a beginning and an end!... That's simple!  Well, NO... it isn't!

    Here are many words and expressions to enable you to speak with more nuances. 




     To begin/ to start/ to commence                    

     To start doing sth/ To begin doing sth 

     The beginning/ the start 

     First/ firstly 
     To inaugurate/ inauguration/  inaugural                                                               

      To achieve! FAUX AMI: accomplish, succeed. 

     To finalise something 
     To finish/ to end 
     To finish/ to complete                                                                                                          
     To end/ to finish
     To come to an end
     To draw to a close
     The close 
     The end/ the finish




    To complete with the missing piece...             Reaching completion


    - To put an end to sth/ to bring sth to an end/ to terminate

    - To end up by doing something

    - To come to a sudden end


     He's taking a rest... 

     eventually/ finally/ in the end                                                                                                 
     conclusion/ to conclude 
     To expire
     A pause/ a break 
     To take a break 
     To resume 
     To start up again 
     To take up again 
     To start again 




     To stop doing sth 
     To come to a stop                                                     

     To come to a halt/ To come to a standstill                                                                               

     A delay/ to delay sth
     To suspend/ a suspension  
     To defer/ to put off 
     To postpone sth 
     To put sth on the back burner 




    Each way is the beginning... or "the end"!          Let's blow the cobwebs away...


    - From soup to nut/ from A to Z / from start to finish or stem to stern .

    - At the crossroads - (at the point where you must make a choice with diverging consequences)

    - The early bird catches the worm - (the person who takes the earliest opportunity will have an

    advantage over other people)

    - To blow away the cobwebs - (to refresh yourself from a state of sluggishness)




    - To go back to the drawing board - to acknowledge that an idea has been unsuccessful and

    that you will need to come up with a new one

    - To go back to square one - (to acknowledge that an idea has been unsuccessful and that

    you will need to come up with a new one)

    - To start with a clean slate - (to put your (usually negative) past behind you and start over)

    - to turn over a new leaf - (to begin to behave in a more responsible manner)


    At any rate, this is the end of the lesson!  Go for the test, now! 


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