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Diana M. Seva
I think it's " to talk" the right answer.
John H. Harris
Surely 'talking' and 'to talk' are both acceptable
"Talking" and "to talk" are both good to use.
I'd say 'talking' in this case. There is a difference between 'tried talking' (sounds as if you talked, but couldn't come to an agreement) and 'tried to talk' (you wanted to talk to her, but she avoided/blanked you).