begin to / begin doing

  • Today, I learned the difference between “begin to” and “begin doing.”

    According to the website, these phrases are almost same, but there are slightly different nuances.

    “Begin to” emphasize beginning, while “begin doing” emphasize ‘continuation.’

    Also, in the following cases, “begin to” is tend to be used.

    1. When the subject is inanimate.

    2. When the verb after the begin express psychological state, such as see or ‘feel.’

    3. When the begin is progressive form.

    As always, learning a little difference between nuances is difficult.

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