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To + infinitive after "try" #1 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2006 15:50 pm   To + infinitive after "try"
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", question 7

Try ......... these irregular verbs by next week.

(a) learned
(b) to learn
(c) learns
(d) learning

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", answer 7

Try to learn these irregular verbs by next week.

Correct answer: (b) to learn
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Can we use to + infinitive after "try"?

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Try #2 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2006 16:04 pm   Try
 

Hi,

After try there are two possibilities: infinitive or gerund.

Examples: Try (make an effort) to open this tin.

Try (as an experiment) putting the tin in hot water if it's difficult to open

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Excellent examles! #3 (permalink) Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:55 am   Excellent examles!
 

Try (make an effort) to open this tin.

Try (as an experiment) putting the tin in hot water if it's difficult to open.

These are the excellent examples, really!
I've not caught the difference between these two cases of using try with other verbs before. Now I know.

Thank you Alan!
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