Same verb, different meanings… “Try”


The verb ‘try’ in English has more than one meaning, as follows:

“Try to do something” is different from “Try doing something”. Look at the examples to understand the difference:

“Try to get the cat out of there”. Is it going to be easy to get the cat out of the tree? No. And you are going to try, but you’re not sure you will be able to do it.

“I can’t use my laptop!” “Try getting the cat out of there”. Is it going to be easy to get the cat out of the computer? Yes. You will certainly be able to do it, but you are not sure that will solve your computer problem.

Were you able to see these two different meanings of the verb ‘try’?

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