Learn English Vocabulary – Using TRY

MIchael Vocabulary

How can I use the verb TRY?

First of all you can use try followed by the infinitive. That’s the TO VERB

  • I want to try to go there.
  • We tried to call you last night, but you weren’t home.

You can also use try followed by a gerund. That’s the ING VERB

  • I want to try going there someday.
  • We tried calling you last night, but you weren’t home.

And finally, you can use try followed by a noun.

  • I want to try the new pizza shop that just opened in town
  • We tried the new dishwasher. It works great.

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