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    #1

    keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Hi

    Is there any unegligible difference between "keep trying" and "keep on trying"?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi

    Is there any unegligible difference between "keep trying" and "keep on trying"?

    Thanks!
    There is no difference in meaning between "keep trying" and "keep on trying". "unegligible" is not a word.

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    #3

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?



    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "unegligible" is not a word.
    Thank you, bhai.
    I think it is "
    ineligible", isnít it?

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    #4

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    'Ineligible' makes no sense in that context.

    LeTyan had probably heard 'The difference between A and B is negligible' so he/she thought that unegligible was the opposite.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Ineligible' makes no sense in that context.
    LeTyan had probably heard 'The difference between A and B is negligible' so he/she thought that unegligible was the opposite.


    Rover
    What I understand that LeTyan thinks that the word unegligible is a synonym for significant?

    More:
    Negligible Synonyms, Negligible Antonyms | Thesaurus.com


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    #6

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    I thought he might have been trying for intelligible.

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    #7

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    I am so flattered that my mistake sparked so many guesses.

    Alright, this is the truth: I know the word "negligible" so I just thought adding "un-" at the start of it would invert its meaning(obviously wrong for this case though)

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    #8

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I am so flattered that my mistake sparked so many guesses.

    Alright, this is the truth: I know the word "negligible" so I just thought adding "un-" at the start of it would invert its meaning(obviously wrong for this case though)
    You never know - 'unegligible' might even enter the language.

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    #9

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    ...though it would surely need a double n.

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    #10

    Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...though it would surely need a double n.
    What's wrong with ... non-negligible, which exists already?

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