What is the difference in using
start from and
start with in sentences like this:
You can buy a lot of things there starting from food and finishing with clothes.
There is a related question, but the context is different.
Start From indicates a position or marker to reference within a sequence.
Start With indicates a set of ingredients, an a priori position, or an asserted condition.
There's also Start At, or Start On - similar to Start From
Examples: We started with the grocery aisles, and had a full cart by housewares
Start from scratch - redo a process from the beginning rather than back up a step or two and try again.
Start with the basics - don't assume prior knowledge or experience.
Starting on pole position (racing) - enumerate the lead item and then down the list
Start at the beginning, and when you reach the end, stop - Read the whole account and don't leave anything out