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What is the difference between try and test?



 
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What is the difference between try and test? #1 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:19 am   What is the difference between try and test?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-24 "What now?", question 9

Mike Andrews, whose idea it was, intended to give everything back but he just wanted to ......... her ability.

(a) discover
(b) try
(c) test
(d) examine

Test No. incompl/inter-24 "What now?", answer 9

Mike Andrews, whose idea it was, intended to give everything back but he just wanted to test her ability.

Correct answer: (c) test

Your answer was: correct
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Why word "try "doesn't fit?

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Try #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:57 am   Try
 

Try usually means experiment with and here you need a word like check/test.
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Try vs. test #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:25 am   Try vs. test
 

Hi,

Is it because 'examine' is too 'serious' here to describe the situation that it's a wrong choice?

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Try vs. test #4 (permalink) Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:24 am   Try vs. test
 

'Examine' is 'look at closely'. 'Test' is try to find the validity/effectiveness of someone/something. A doctor could examine you to find out what's wrong with you. To make sure the doctor will then test various body functions to see how well they are working.

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Try vs. test #5 (permalink) Fri Dec 22, 2006 0:36 am   Try vs. test
 

Hi Alan,

Thank you so very much again and I guess I don't have confusions about examine and test any more now.

Merry Christmas!

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