1. give it a try.
2. have it a try.
3. get it a try.
Although I found them all in google but I was not sure whether they are all gramatically correct.
I think the first one is correct, that's for sure but 'have' cannot be a double transitive verb.
You may, however, say "make a try of it", "have a try of it". Or "have a try at it".
Last edited by abaka; 27-Jun-2012 at 23:20. Reason: typo, sigh
The Google test:
"make a try of it"
"have a try of it".
The variant with "make" is less common, but both phrases exist. Perhaps they are regional to North American English?
PS. The Google test for "have it a try" yields a thousand times more results than "make a try of it", so the phrase obviously exists. I am a little surprised at its frequency! Let me add that the two best choices are definitely the "give it a try" Bhaisahab's endorsed, and "have a try at it". I would also suggest the simple "try it".
Last edited by abaka; 27-Jun-2012 at 23:44. Reason: added PS
Last edited by 5jj; 27-Jun-2012 at 23:59. Reason: format
Give it a try.
Have a try.
Have a try at it.
I wouldn't use any other variant (except "Have a go at it" but that doesn't fit the original question, even though it's perfectly acceptable and means the same thing in the right context).
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
To 5jj:If I may disagree a little ... I think when gauging the existence of an idiom, frequency is everything. Style or even level of speech is quite another matter. Did you use quotes for the phrase, by the way? "I is getting bored" is unacceptable standard English, but as a phrase has 23 results. In several of these the irony is obviously intentional even if exasperating.
Last edited by abaka; 28-Jun-2012 at 00:16. Reason: corrected link, sigh
Last edited by 5jj; 28-Jun-2012 at 07:49. Reason: typo