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If I am traveling from one location to another then is it appropriate to say

I am starting from The airport and will reach home in 15 min.

I mean “starting from somewhere” is a correct usage?

When I am about to start from-let’s say-my house. And I call my boss and say... ”hey, I am starting from my house right now.” how does that sound? I mean is this the correct usage? Or "start" is being used only in case of things such as, starting a machine, or starting an engine or starting a work etc?

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  • Substitute in "coming" for "starting" and you'll be fine. – Don Carl Jan 19 '18 at 12:06
  • One can start at or start from a place. See ngram. – Lawrence Jan 19 '18 at 12:58
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Well, usually "start from" or "start off from" is used for journeys, expeditions, tours, trips or voyages.

  • We started from New York and flew to France then we took a train to Germany and later went to Poland by car.

Of course you can use "start (off) from" for simple travelling (especially if you render it as a trip):

  • I have started (my trip) from the airport and will reach home in 15 min.

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