Challenge vs. Try
You can challenge a person or try something. But you can’t challenge a thing. That’s the key point here. Sometimes I hear English learners say things like, “I’m going to challenge the IELTS next month.” But this is not natural English. Here are some more examples:
- I challenge you to a game of golf!
- Jack challenged me to a singing contest! I’m totally going to win.
- I tried playing golf, but it was really difficult for me.
- Jack has never tried singing at karaoke before.
How about you? Have you challenged anyone recently? What have you tried recently?
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