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I'm writting a story for school, and i've been having some trouble with it.

I've always been confused with using began and begun. I know that began is the past tense of begin, and begun is the past participle of begin.

But what's the diffrence?

Here is two sentence examples

Everything begun to fade and that’s when I knew it was all a dream.

Would i use begun or began?

And would i say I begun to say or I began to say!

Ah it just confuses me.
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Hello Anon,

Both times "began" in your examples.

Unless you have "I had" or "I have" you'll be pretty safe assuming it's "began."

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I know that began is the past tense of begin, and begun is the past participle of begin.
Then you're halfway there. Emotion: smile The next thing you need to know is that a past tense is never used after a form ofto have or to be, and a past participle is always used after a form of to have or to be.

CJ
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Everything begun to fade and that’s when I knew it was all a dream.

Would i use begun or began?

And would i say I begun to say or I began to say!

'Began' is the simple past tense of 'begin'.

'Begun' is the past participle.

The simple past tense of a verb can stand alone: 'Everything began to fade ...' and ' I began to say.'

'Begun' is the past participle. For example, 'The movie has just started'. 'He has just finished his homework.'

'He went (Simple past tense. Note that it stands alone) out after he had done (past participle 'done' has to be preceded by 'had') his homework.'

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Hello Yoong & other Members,

Could you please help in correcting the following sentence..

' A New Era of Decorative Concrete Flooring has Just Begun '
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Thank you for your valuable suggestions...

Abdul Rahiman
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is proper tense, began, correct in this sentence. My welding experience began January 1999.
My welding experience began in January 1999.

That is fine.
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