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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 24, 2006 20:29 pm   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", question 8

Promise me that at least you'll try this exercise, won't you? Answer: ..........

(a) I'll have an effort
(b) I'll have a trial
(c) I'll have a go
(d) I'll have a trial

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", answer 8

Promise me that at least you'll try this exercise, won't you? Answer: I'll have a go.

Correct answer: (c) I'll have a go

Your answer was: incorrect
Promise me that at least you'll try this exercise, won't you? Answer: I'll have a trial.
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Go #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 24, 2006 21:07 pm   Go
 

Hi,

I'll have a go means I'll make an attempt - I will try.

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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #3 (permalink) Tue Sep 15, 2009 13:37 pm   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

Hi,

I don't know if it's done consciously but we have two same options there; b and d: 'I'll have a trial'
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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 15, 2009 13:50 pm   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

Hi,

'I'll have a trial' wouldn't fit here. It is more common to say: I'll take a trial or I'll try it out.

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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #5 (permalink) Fri Jan 22, 2010 21:58 pm   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

Hi Alan,
Itsybitsyspider writes about two identical versions of answers for this question:

(a) I'll have an effort
(b) I'll have a trial
(c) I'll have a go
(d) I'll have a trial

I was confused too; I counted every letter to make sure that this is not some skilful trap :)
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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #6 (permalink) Sat Jan 23, 2010 21:24 pm   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

It is a typo Vermilion, an error.
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I'll have a go #7 (permalink) Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:27 am   I'll have a go
 

Alan Sir
I will have an effort and I 'll have a go, both are same meaning I feel.
effort means an attempt, so you should say two answers for one
question.Pl.excuse me if there is any mistakes in my suggestion.

Thank you

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Idiom: "I'll have a go" #8 (permalink) Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:45 am   Idiom: "I'll have a go"
 

Hello S. Shanthi,

The term you are thinking of is
'I will make an effort.'

'I will have an effort' is grammatically incorrect.
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I'll have a go #9 (permalink) Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:56 am   I'll have a go
 

Shanthisethuraman wrote:
Alan Sir
I will have an effort and I 'll have a go, both are same meaning I feel.
effort means an attempt, so you should say two answers for one
question.Pl.excuse me if there is any mistakes in my suggestion.

Thank you

S.Shanthi

Hi Shanthisethuraman,

As you see from the previous reply, the expression is 'make an effort'. This means that you try hard to do something as in: He went on a diet and made an effort to lose weight. 'Have a go' is slightly different because it suggests that you try to do something but you're not worried whether you fail or succeed as in: I'll have a go at applying for the job but I don't think I'll get it.

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