English version

try for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtry for something phrasal verb British EnglishTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto try and get something you really want, such as a job, a prize, or a chance to study somewhere I decided I must try for some paid work. We have been trying for a baby (=trying to have a baby) for nine years. try→ See Verb table
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try for Removing personal memorials, or even mowing around them, can be trying for highway crews.If their application fails, the player has then to decide whether to try for other posts or apply for reinstatement.In her stocking feet, trying for silence, she moved out to the kitchen and went about her morning routine.Having hit a bad patch, financially, I decided I must try for some paid work with my knitting machine.Elliott had stepped away, trying for the counter-punch.I believe in trying for the obvious first.Developers have been trying for years to finish building a cruise ship pier that will bring more jobs and tourism to Cozumel.Scudamore has tried for years to win the National.trying for a babyMy partner, Gary, 34, and I were trying for a baby.Predicting when ovulation will take place in advance is important when trying for a baby.I've been told I should wait three months before trying for a baby again - but why is this advice given?
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Verb table
try
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytry
he, she, ittries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tried
he, she, ithas tried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill try
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trying
he, she, itis trying
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you, we, theyare trying
Past
I, he, she, itwas trying
you, we, theywere trying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trying
he, she, ithas been trying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trying
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