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USAGE...TO TRY TO [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2003, 22:33
hey all

i would like to know the correct usage for the following :

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"to try to" ...what is the correct context...or grammatical rule for such usage..

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i have often come across SC's which start with How and what .
what's the deal with starting a sentence with a question?


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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2003, 22:52
1. I would like to try to explain this to you.

All "proper" English sentences should have both a subject and a verb. As you may know, some sentences have multiple subjects and/or multiple verbs.

"to try to" is not a fixture of its own; rather, the first "to" in the sentence is what's known as the infinitive attachment to a verb (in this case, "to try"). The second "to" is the necessary infinitive attachment to the second verb (in the example above, "to explain").

2. You can always start a sentence with a question, in any language.

I take it you speak German.

Warum kann man einen Satz nicht mit einer Frage beginnen?
Was ist los damit?
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