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The concert begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.

Is it OK to say 'The concert begins from 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm' or 'The concert starts from 7:00 pm to/untill 10:00 pm',instead?
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Taka
The concert starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.
Is it OK to say 'The concert starts from (no - use 'at') 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm' or 'The concert lasts from 7:00 pm to/untill 10:00 pm'. is o.k.
Sorry, Philip. As edited above, what I want to know is whether it is OK to say 'The concert begins from 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm' instead of saying ' The concert begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.' Is it OK?
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Dear Taka,

You may not say «The concert starts/begins from 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm».

You may say «The concert lasts/runs from 7:00 pm till/until 10:00 pm».

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
You may not say «The concert starts from 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm».

But Philip says it rather has to be 'starts from.'

Which is correct anyway??
Re-read Philip, Taka. He says, "No...use 'at'."
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Ah! I misread it as 'no use.'

Are you really sure that "starts from" is completely wrong??
What's clearly wrong is using 'starts from' in the entire phrase. It then reads 'starts from until'. It sounds a bit more acceptable to me to say, 'Starts from...and extends to', especially when you're talking about space, rather than time. 'The action starts from the left end, and goes toward the right, in a circular fashion.'

Reason tells me I'm wrong and that I'm just reflecting common [mistaken] usage. The above example most likely should be more properly rendered as, 'The action proceeds from the left, and goes to the right.'

We'll keep the question open here.
In the context of a concert, which begins at a precise time, it sounds strange to say 'starts from'.

You might conceivably say it of e.g. a party, with the implication 'starts at 7pm or just after'.

MrP
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