Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) begin, form, start
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originated in (a time/place), the originating cause/factor
The verb 'to originate' means 'to begin' or to 'start from'. If you ask someone where they 'originate from' you are asking where they were born or where they grew up. You might see on goods or produce where something 'originates' from- where it was made or was grown. 'To originate' can also mean to create, invent or initiate something. "She originated a new approach to painting." "He originated a whole new way of thinking about electricity."
Social Examples (Advance)
We believe thatthe phrase originated in ancient Ireland. If that's true, it's thousands of years old!
If you examine the evidence closely, you'll see thatthis is the originating cause of the problem.
I think theearthquake was definitely an originating factorof the tsunami.
Professional Examples (Basic)
The idea for the product originatedwhen two friends were discussing a problem they both had meeting new people.
We will have to find out where the rumoursoriginated if we want to prevent this from happening again.
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