I'd like to know if anyone feels a difference between "Let's get started!" and "Let's get going!". Both seem to mean about the same.
It is also interesting to notice that there seems to be an equivalence in meaning between "started", which is a past participle, and "going", which is not a past participle. It's rather odd, isn't it?
What is "going" in "Let's start going?", a gerund? Why call it a gerund?
Whatever, part of the answer may lie in the fact that if you're going somewhere, you've already started a trip, so there should be a connection between "started" and "going" on a lexical point of view as well as a grammatical point of view.
What do you think? Can anyone come up with an explanation or shed a little light on these issues?