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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

begin at

To indicate a precise time or place for the beginning, use the preposition at.

  • Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. every day.
  • Begin at Section II, and go on until you come to the end.