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Autor:  Fran
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Data:  08/SET/2009 7:32 PM
Assunto:  start

If you are asking about the literal meaning (denotative meaning, conceptual meaning) of the phrasal verbs "start off", "start out", and "start up", then yes, they are different from one another.


According to a basic dictionary called Cambridge Int'l Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs:


start off = to start a journey

We started off down the road and I suddenly remembered that we'd forgotten Michael's book. [usually + adv/prep]


start out = to start a life, existence, or profession in a particular way


He started out as a teacher and only began writing in his thirties. [often + as]


start up = to begin to work or to manage a business

He started up in business at the age of twenty-five. [usually + in]



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
start  –  Michelle  08/SET/2009, 7:04 PM
 start  –  Fran  08/SET/2009, 7:32 PM
start  –  P Refer  08/SET/2009, 9:25 PM

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