How to Conjugate Start Off
- Infinitive: Start Off
- Present Tense: Start Off/ Starts Off
- -ing Form: Starting Off
- Past Tense: Started Off
- Past Participle: Started Off
Definitions of Start Off:
1. The beginning of an event, activity or time period.
Examples: It looks like you’re starting off the year by studying phrasal verbs!
The race started off at a really fast pace.
2. When something starts a certain way, but changes over time.
Examples: Their relationship started off happy, but got really bad in the end.
The movie starts off well, but it got so boring I left in the middle.
3. When someone begins a career, life, or existence (non-separable in this use).
Examples: Did you know that Tom Welling, the actor who played superman, started off as a construction worker?
Our manager started off as a salesperson. He got promoted two years later.
4. When you begin a journey (non-separable in this use).
Examples: The mountaineers started off early so they could reach the mountain’s peak by noon.
We started off late on our drive, because we forgot a lot of things.
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