Start off/ start out

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Madrid001, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Madrid001 Senior Member


    Can anyone explain to me the difference between 'start off' and 'start out'? I have looked up their meanings and the difference between the two is still unclear to me.

    thanks so much in advance
  2. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
    They're very similar. Do you have a specific example?
  3. Madrid001 Senior Member

    For example:

    Let's start out by introducing ourselves


    Let's start off by introducing ourselves

    Also this example,

    How did the character of Carrie started out?


    How did the character of Carrie started off?
  4. Wandering JJ

    Wandering JJ Senior Member

    British English
    Hi Madrid 007 :)
    As there is no reference to Spanish in your query, why not address the question to the English only forum?

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