Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 06:41:28 -0600 From: "Susan G. North" 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 snorth[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]