大膽嘗試吧!「Try to do」還是「Try doing」?

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你是個喜歡待在舒適圈的人嗎?還是勇於嘗試,甚至攀登百岳或高空彈跳呢?無論你是哪種人,你應該都常聽到別人給你建議,希望你去嘗試某件事物。

Engvid的講師Emma提出了「Try to do」與「Try doing」的用法差異,前者通常用於極為困難的事物,而後者雖不困難但結果未知。學會使用這兩個句型,也能幫助你分辨這項挑戰的困難與否喔!

1. Try to + Verb

花費極大心力去嘗試極為困難,即使我們盡全力也可能失敗的事情。
(1) Maria tried to climb Mt. Everest. Maria嘗試攀登聖母峰。
(2) I tried to watch Paranormal Activity, but it was too scary! 我試著要看鬼影實錄,但這部電影太可怕了!
(3) Deepak tried to study, but he was too tired. Deepak試著要用功念書,但它太累了。

2. try + Ving

去做你之前從未嘗試過的事情,雖然並不困難,但你不知道將會發生什麼事。

(1) Try adding salt to your potatoes. 試著加點鹽在你的馬鈴薯上。
(2) If you can’t reach me by e-mail, try calling me. 如果你用電子郵件無法連繫我,就試著打給我吧!

3. 練習:

(1) If you want to become a better English Speaker, try _____ English whenever you can! (speak)
(2) I tried _____ my driving test, but I failed. (pass)
(3) If your girlfriend is angry at you, try _____ her flowers. (give)

4. 解答:

(1) speaking
(2) to pass
(3) giving

 

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