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    Worth

    I write "It is worth a try."
    And my friend said it should be "It is worth trying"
    What's the difference?
    Thank you for your help and corrections!

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    Re: Worth

    "worth a try" is a set phrase in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Worth

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    I write "It is worth a try."
    And my friend said it should be "It is worth trying."
    What's the difference?
    Can you give us the context you want to use those in please?

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    Re: Worth

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Can you give us the context you want to use those in please?
    There is a lot of delicious food in that shop.It is worth a try.
    Thank you for your help and corrections!

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    Re: Worth

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    There is a lot of delicious food in that shop. It is worth a try.
    Let's say you're talking about a cake shop.

    1- I read some internet reviews of that shop, and I believe the tiramisu they make is delicious. It's worth a try.

    2- They make absolutely sublime tiramisu in that shop. It's worth trying.

    #1 suggests you think it is worth taking a chance and going in to that shop to try out their food.
    #2 suggests you have tasted the food in that shop and you are recommending it (the food) to your friend.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Apr-2017 at 18:18. Reason: Fixing typo.

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