Is That What You Mean 01


“Try to phone Michael— he might be at home.”


“Try phoning Michael— he might be at home.”


If you use “try” with the infinitive, it means that the action is something difficult and you have to try very hard because you might not be able to do it.


‘Try to walk’ (you are injured)’Try to sleep’ (there’s a lot of noise in the house)

Here you need to use “try” with the verb in another form, so that it means “experiment.” It’s not a difficult thing to do — you just do it and wait to see what the result is.