Hi everyone here, I've had an argument with my English teacher at my school, so I want to ask you, which form of these sentences is better, more common, or if they have different meanings:
We tried to find/finding a cheap flight, but we were too late.
My brother tried to learn/learning Japanese at night school, but he gave up after two months.
The next thing I want to ask you is if it's more common to use "ATM" or "teller machine", than "cash machine"?
Thank you for your answers.
Thank you for your response, my opinion on the first question is that both are possible, but the infinitive form is more common, but I'm not native speaker, so I would like to know your opinion. And yes - I thought the ATM would be more common.
So if I understood right, the sentences have exactly the same meanings, but the continuous form might be more common, right?
In my opinion the infinitive form is more common. Others — possibly your teacher — may legitimately disagree.
In the UK, 'cash machine' is more common than ATM.