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Try to do something, but the nuance is that it was unsuccessful.
I tried to kiss her, but she said no.
tried to use
this computer, but I couldn't.
#6739 Author: nickm758
about to get on
the train when the door closed on me.
#7005 Author: hua
He was trying to kiss his girlfriend when his mom walked in the room.
(so I did not get to kiss her)
#7006 Author: hua
I tried to tell him how I felt,but his phone rang.
#8683 Author: mousee09
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uses the conjectural/hortatory form of the verb
I'm not sure if this is warranted... but I think so. I'll try to clean it up once I get home tonight :)
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