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"Give it a chance" vs "give it a try"



 
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"Give it a chance" vs "give it a try" #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:47 am   "Give it a chance" vs "give it a try"
 

Test No. express/inter-4 "Picking you up", question 10

I think the time has come when you should put your toe in the water at least.

(a) go for a swim
(b) give it a try
(c) feel the cold
(d) give it a chance

Test No. express/inter-4 "Picking you up", answer 10

I think the time has come when you should give it a chance at least.

Correct answer: (d) give it a chance
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I want to know, what is the diferrence between "give it a chance" and "give it a try"? Thank you for your answer, if there's any, :D!
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Chance/try #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 21, 2005 13:28 pm   Chance/try
 

Hi,

Give it a chance has the idea of seeing what happens - in other words don't be too impatient: If it doesn't work first time, wait a minute and give it a chance.

Give it a try has the idea of experimenting as in: If you haven't tried reading Shakespeare before, read this play first and see if you like it and at least give it a try.

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