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    Post try it and give it a try

    Hi,

    I would like to ask the difference between "Try it." and "Give it a try.",
    and on what occasions they should be used.


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    Re: try it and give it a try

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonta View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to ask the difference between "Try it." and "Give it a try.",
    and on what occasions they should be used.
    I do not think there is any difference in semantic content.

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    Re: try it and give it a try

    Try it is more standard, give it a try is more colloquial, as making a noun out of the verb is somewhat playful, almost like the BE "have a go".

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