The difference between Attempt and Try

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The difference between Attempt and Try

  1. 1. english-test.net http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic4006.htmlDifference between attempt and try Message Author #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 02, 2005 0:49 am Difference between attempt and try Test No. errors/inter-14 "Great expections when you are so carried away", question 4 As you know Mary and her husband Dave have been attempting for a baby for some years now. (a) As (b) attempting (c) for Test No. errors/inter-14 "Great expections when you are so carried away", answer 4 As you know Mary and her husband Dave have been trying for a baby for some years now. Correct entry: trying The error was: (b) attempting You have not found the error. As you know Mary and her husband Dave have been attempting for a baby since some years now. #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:02 am Difference between attempt and try .
  2. 2. Try is a verb that works with for; attempt requires a noun or an infinitive.Strive is another possible answer; in fact, all of the following are possible,and there are likely more possibilities that I havent thought of:Attempting to have a babyTrying for a babyStriving for a babyEndeavoring to have a babyMaking an effort to have a baby_________________#3 (permalink) Thu Sep 21, 2006 13:03 pm Planning for a baby vs.trying for a babyDoes "planning for a baby" make sence in that example ?Thanks !#4 (permalink) Thu Sep 21, 2006 13:59 pm Planning for a baby vs.trying for a baby.Planning for a baby is not the same active process that trying for a baby is.Planning is just thinking about it.._________________

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