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    Help!What's the difference between ......

    Help!What's the difference between try to do and try doing?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Help!What's the difference between ......

    If you mean in sentences like this:
    Why don't you try to do the next few problems on your own
    Why don't you try doing the next few problems on your own

    ... then there is no semantic difference.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Help!What's the difference between ......

    Mr Barb

    Thank you!

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    Re: Help!What's the difference between ......

    Hi Harry :) I'm female. Just call me Barb, okay? Thanks!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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