Student or Learner
Which one is correct or they both are correct? If so could you please tell the difference in meaning?
1) You should try to call him
2) you should try calling him
The real difference is that "try to call" is slightly more formal. "To call" is a bit more abstract than "calling", which is a concrete action. Thus "try calling" is perhaps better suited for what you are about to do, whereas "try to call" says more about a suggested intention. However, the difference in meaning is very slight.
Good question! They're both correct and mean the same thing.
[I am a copy editor and have tutored university writing.]
Thank you everyone!
I knew it! My teacher said that I should use the second one.
I felt like I disagreed with him and decided to check
Try not to say "I felt like I did something". It's a common phrase, but too many people still feel it's a gross error. I felt that/as if/as though I did something. I felt like doing something. Here, "I felt like disagreeing" is the best.
I don't know what else to do - Try calling her
try to do something means to make an effort to do something
Try to call him. -- make an effort to call him
Try calling him. -- it might ease your anguish
They do not mean the same thing at all.
Just a word of caution. 'Try to call...' could imply that there may be, or have been, a problem with the telephone that had, or could have, stopped you from calling before.