try and?

David Colburn colburn at PEOPLEPC.COM
Fri Apr 18 01:34:55 UTC 2003

> >
> > Note
> > that we
> > can't say "I'll try and [do it],"
> Maybe not where you live, but it is very common in northern Pennsylvania.

I think  there's been some confusion.  What is at issue here, I believe, is
"I'll try and" versus "I'll try to" with no following verb (the [do it] is
implied but unspoken.)  "Will you pick up some milk on the way home, dear?"
"I'll try to." No one says "I'll try and" without saying the second verb, do
they, even in northern PA?

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