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began vs. begun

began vs. begun: What’s the difference?

Began and begun are both forms of the verb begin. Began is the past tense of begin. For example: I began yesterday. Begun is the past participle of begin. For example: I have begun already.

[ bih-gan ]
  1. the simple past tense of begin.
[ bih-guhn ]
  1. past participle of begin.

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