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1. Let's get started.
2. Let's get cooking.

I wonder why two similar sentence patterns use two different subject completements, that is, one uses p.p. as S.C. and the other uses present particple as S.C.
  • sound shift

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    English - England
    I am not sure of the answer. Possibly it is to do with the fact that, whereas cooking is a continuous activity (hence the -ing form), starting is a momentary activity that is quickly completed.
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