began vs begun :

began or begun

Begun is the past participle and began is the simple past. Begun cannot be used without an auxiliary verb like has, have etc. When the emperor said, "Let the games begin!" the games began. The next day the newspapers reported that the games have begun.

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  • How the Revival of Postwar Germany Began
    Germany's economic recovery began 65 years ago this week when a strong-willed economist laid out the path forward and the United States, Britain and France followed it, an economist writes.
    June 18, 2013 - New York Times
  • Groundwork for arming Syrian rebels began before Obama’s announcement
    The U.S. military began laying the groundwork to arm and support Syrian rebels more than a week ago, using a military exercise currently being held in Jordan as a cover for bringing in personnel and equipment.
    June 18, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
  • Today's Economist: How the Revival of Postwar Germany Began
    Germany’s economic recovery began 65 years ago this week when a strong-willed economist laid out the path forward and the United States, Britain and France followed it.        
    June 18, 2013 - New York Times

  • Ranchers In The Upper Klamath Are Having Their Irrigation Shut off
    Watermasters have begun to notify ranchers in the upper Klamath Basin that they have to shut off their irrigation. That's to satisfy the needs of the Klamath Tribes and a federal irrigation project for more water.
    June 13, 2013 - Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Gang of 8 Bill and Immigrant Assimilation: Opportunity for Philanthropy
    Initial debate has begun  in the Senate this week on the long-awaited so-called Gang of 8 Senate immigration reform bill. New York Senator Charles Schumer is aiming for passage by July 4 and we can expect heated exchanges about some familiar themes: border security, a ?path to citizenship? for illegal immigrants, and the extent of a guest worker program for agriculture. But the goals of a more ...
    June 12, 2013 - Forbes
  • Help Henderson planning meetings have begun
    Planning meetings have begun for Help Henderson 2013, an event set for Saturday, Sept. 7.
    June 11, 2013 - The Gleaner