keep trying vs keep on trying?

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LeTyan

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Hi

Is there any unegligible difference between "keep trying" and "keep on trying"?

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Hi

Is there any unegligible difference between "keep trying" and "keep on trying"?

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There is no difference in meaning between "keep trying" and "keep on trying". "unegligible" is not a word.
 

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'Ineligible' makes no sense in that context.

LeTyan had probably heard 'The difference between A and B is negligible' so he/she thought that unegligible was the opposite.

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I thought he might have been trying for intelligible.
 

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I am so flattered that my mistake sparked so many guesses.

Alright, this is the truth: I know the word "negligible" so I just thought adding "un-" at the start of it would invert its meaning:lol:(obviously wrong for this case though)
 

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I am so flattered that my mistake sparked so many guesses.

Alright, this is the truth: I know the word "negligible" so I just thought adding "un-" at the start of it would invert its meaning:lol:(obviously wrong for this case though)
You never know - 'unegligible' might even enter the language.
 

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...though it would surely need a double n.
 

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Does it? I've never heard it.
Shame on you! It appears in one of the dictionaries here. OK, it does not appear in the other 128, but that's hardly an excuse.
 
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