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[E点E滴] Try to do和try doing哪个才是正确的?
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当描述某人尝试做某事的时候,您可能见过两种写法,try to do和try doing。比如他试着开门,有:
He tried to open the door.
或者:
He tried opening the door.
这两种哪个是正确的呢?

其实从语法角度看,两种写法都是正确的。但是这两种写法所表达的意思却有细微的不同。 “He tried to open the door.”隐含的意思是,他并没有成功地把门打开。比如下面就很合乎语境:
He tried to open the door but found that it was locked.

用“tried opening”的话,语义就广泛得多了。以下的句子都是可以的。
He tried opening the door but found that the door was locked.
He tried opening the door and the door creaked loudly as it swung open.
He tried opening the door and found there was a snake in the room.