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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #129269: To try, followed by...
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Infinitive | -ing [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Adjectives-ing and ed - Infinitive clause - FOR and its use - Gerund - Infinitive phrase - Infinitive in sentences - Look forward to/be used to - TO + verb base or TO + V + ing
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    To try, followed by...


    'TO TRY' is most of the time followed by a full infinitive. Yet, there are cases when

     

     

    this infinitive isn't suitable! We then have to consider the details provided by the  

    context... 

     

                                 

     

    1. TRY+ Full Infinitive: to attempt to do, or accomplish. 

    Indeed, TRY is one of these verbs followed by TO + infinitive. 

    - I tried to understand what the man was saying, but he had a very strong accent...

     

    2. TRY+ verb in - ing: to try, but    with the meaning od "experimenting". 

    I'm not sure of the result, therefore, I experiment to see the result... 

    - He has tried putting sugar in the tomato soup to see it if was less bitter... 

     

                   

     

     After TRY in the infinitive or in the imperative forms, "and+ verb" is often used instead

    of the infinitive form, especially in spoken English. 

    - Try and answer as many questions as you can!

     

     

     

    That's it!  It isn't difficult, is it?   Now, go for the test! 



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    1. 'Try smoking; it’s very important for your health!'



    2. 'If really you can’t unzip your cardigan, try some soap on the zipper…'



    3. 'Dave tried ten kilometres, but he couldn’t do it this time. He was too tired.'



    4. 'I need to relax… and I don’t really know what to do…' 'Try to some music!'



    5. 'No, I really don’t feel like listening to music.' 'Then try a book. I can lend you one!'



    6. 'Bett’s going to try a very difficult exam, this year. She’ll need help and support.'



    7. 'I know you’re very busy, but don’t worry, I’m going to try as much as I can!'



    8. 'If you don’t want to miss your train again, maybe you should try up earlier. It’s just a suggestion!'



    9. 'Maggy is trying weight and she intends to stick to a very strict diet.'



    10. 'Really? Why not try a little and just eat reasonably…'












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