Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 06:41:28 -0600
From: "Susan G. North" snorth[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: Variation in "try"-complements?

As an East Tennesseean, I don't get the difference between the "tried
locking" and "tried to lock" either. You'd have to supply those difference
contexts for me as well. However, students in my English classes here at
the University of Tennessee, most of whom are also Tennesseans, frequently
write "try and ..." instead of "tried to ..." Any thoughts on that?

Susan North
Department of English
The University of Tennessee