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  1. haiyan

    Post try to do sth. and try sth. doing

    I'm a chinese student ,I have a question want to ask you .
    I hope you can first time to talk me this answer.
    thinks a lot.
    What's the difference between "try to do sth."and "try doing sth."

    thinks age.

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    Re: try to do sth. and try sth. doing

    Often they are used with the same meaning.

    Try to do often means attempt: Have you ever tried to ski (attempted the sport)?
    Try doing often means experience: Have you ever tried skiiing (experienced it)?

    This question has come up before, and I suspect that you may receive further enlightenment.


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