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    Smile how to use the sentence type like " Try as she might"

    Try as she might, she couldn't manage to move the heavy box.
    How to analyse the structure of the first part " try as she might"? How do you understand this sentence?

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    Default Re: how to use the sentence type like " Try as she might"

    well Try as she might means She tried very hard and in every possible way...but could not move the heavy box....
    there are other things you can say using the same pattern such as, "donīt touch it yet,hot as it is ,it would burn you badly!"

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    Default Re: how to use the sentence type like " Try as she might"

    Quote Originally Posted by marianren123
    Try as she might, she couldn't manage to move the heavy box.
    How to analyse the structure of the first part " try as she might"? How do you understand this sentence?
    Although she tried hard, she still could not manage to move the heavy box.
    It is a formulaic (optative) subjunctive expression.
    Last edited by svartnik; 28-Jul-2006 at 06:11.

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    Default Re: how to use the sentence type like " Try as she might"

    Thank you for your help.

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