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You should take action to save the environment sooner than later, and April is an appropriate time to get started.

Hi,

Is it all right to replace "get started" in the above with "start?" Thanks.
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I remember listening something about the difference between "start" and "get started" at BBCLearningEnglish.
If my memory serves me right, they said that in sentences like "It's time we started"/ "It's time we got started", "get started" is stronger than "start", since it emphasises the fact that the action should have already started (sort of complaint).
If I manage to find the link to the mp3, I'll post it here.

I wonder if natives really make this distinction Emotion: smile
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Interesting question. I think either is fine, It's just a matter of style - adjective or verb, I personally prefer the adj.
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