163 – Challenge vs. Try – Confusing Vocabulary English Lesson

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Challenge & try are often confused by a lot of English learners, so for today’s English lesson, let’s look at the difference between them, and how you can use challenge & try in your everyday English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

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Challenge (noun):

  • Starting my own company was quite a challenge.
  • It would be a challenge to climb that mountain in the winter.
  • Jack said he likes a good challenge, so he is going to go skydiving.

Challenge (verb):

  • (NG) Next year, I’m going to challenge the TOEFL exam.
  • I challenge you to a game of golf!
  • Jack challenge me a race on the beach.
  • My sister challenged me to drink a big bottle of wine with her.


  • Next year, I’m going to try the TOEFL exam.
  • I’ve never tried to climb a mountain.
  • vHave you ever tried skydiving?

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jenny complained about Jack’s goofing off.

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