Sunday, 31 July 2011

Try doing something 和 Try to do something 有分別嗎?



兩者的意思並不相同。

Try doing something 的意思是:嘗試做一件事,看看會有什麼結果。 

譬如說: 

Try adding salt to the solution and see what happens. (試把鹽加入溶液中,看看會有什麼結果。) 

Try swallowing this worm! (把這條虫吞下試試看!)


Peter's not here.  Try phoning his mobile number. (Peter 不在這裡。打他的手提電話號碼試試看吧。) 

Try eating more fruit. (試試多吃水果-看看會否改善身體。)

Try to do something 的意思是: 建議去做一件事。(i.e. make an effort to do something) 

Examples: 

Try to eat more fruit. (盡量多吃水果。) 
Try to sleep earlier. (盡量早點睡覺。)


如果你想勸人家努力一點,你應該說 try to work harder,而不是說 try working harder 。

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