efforting vs trying : Common Errors in English

About efforting vs trying

Among the new verbs created out of nouns, “efforting” is one of the most bizarre and unnecessary, and has been met with a chorus of objections. You are not “efforting” to get your report in on time; you are trying to do so. Instead of saying “we are efforting a new vendor,” say “we are trying to find a new vendor.”

trying Meaning(s)

  • (s) hard to endure
  • (s) extremely irritating to the nerves

trying in News

  1. Chris Bosh flops trying to avoid contact, is rewarded for no reason

    What? I mean, I get that Bosh might have been trying to get out of Wade's way (I think?) but such a bad call. Just no. It's flop central tonight out that joint...Bosh deserves an award lol — Jeff Green (@unclejeffgreen) June 14, 2013
    on June 14, 2013 Source: SB Nation

  2. Glouco man trying to kill bedbugs sets home on fire

    A man trying to get rid of bedbugs from his Woodbury home accidentally set it on fire Tuesday, injuring himself and a firefighter.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Homeowner Trying To Get Rid Of Bedbugs Accidentally Starts Fire

    A homeowner trying to get rid of bed bugs sets the whole house on fire in South Jersey. Several people were hurt-- including firefighters.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

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