101. Verbs of Beginning. Past tense verbs like بَدأ ، أخَذَ ، جَعَلَ  

Verbs of Beginning. Past tense verbs like بَدأ ، أخَذَ ، جَعَلَ   may be used with a following verb in the present indicative. Both verbs agree with the subject which, if expressed, should be placed between them, as in:

**بَدأ الناسُ يَتـَحَدَّثونَ عَنْ وَضع ِ الأطفال ِ في العِراق ِ.**

The people began to talk about the situation of children in Iraq.