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    Default 3 verbs - to, finite forms

    Hello,
    I don't know where to put the finite forms:
    Stop trying teaching me your lessons! - sounds strange
    Stop trying to teach me your lessons! - sounds ok
    Stop to try teaching me your lessons! - sounds ok, but I prefer #2
    Stop to try to teach me your lessons! - sounds strange

    Stop trying being cool! - sounds strange
    Stop trying to be cool! - sounds ok
    Stop to try being cool! - sounds ok, but I prefer #2
    Stop to try to be cool! - sounds strange

    Thank you

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: 3 verbs - to, finite forms

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I don't know where to put the finite forms:
    Stop trying teaching me your lessons! - sounds strange
    Stop trying to teach me your lessons! - sounds ok
    Stop to try teaching me your lessons! - sounds ok, but I prefer #2
    Stop to try to teach me your lessons! - sounds strange

    Stop trying being cool! - sounds strange
    Stop trying to be cool! - sounds ok
    Stop to try being cool! - sounds ok, but I prefer #2
    Stop to try to be cool! - sounds strange

    Thank you

    Cheers!
    Number 2 is correct in both cases. When followed by a verb, it is:

    Try to.....
    Don't try to......
    Stop trying to......

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