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    Default keep trying vs keep on trying?

    Hi

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

    Thanks!

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

    I thought he might have been trying for intelligible.

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    Default 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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    Default 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.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: keep trying vs keep on trying?

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

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    Default 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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