[Ads-l] RES: _try to_ vs. _try and_

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Tue Nov 8 03:51:35 EST 2016


Yes, definitely taught to use "try to," not "try and." But, more
importantly, "try and" doesn’t make sense unless you just accept it as an
idiom. Also, I find "try and" really grating. Also, I find it very British.
I doubt there's a Brit on the planet who says "try to" rather than "try
and." Make me shiver.
DAD

Enviada em: terça-feira, 8 de novembro de 2016 02:26
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Assunto: _try to_ vs. _try and_

Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      _try to_ vs. _try and_
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Was anyone else specifically taught that _try to_ is "correct," whereas _try
and_ is "incorrect"? It was like, you know, on the final.

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to come
from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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