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I'm not very social, but I make an effort to try.
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  • Dejo
  • Sep 25th 2010, 17:28
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I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.
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  • duran
  • Aug 30th 2011, 22:14
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Sentence #532786

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I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.

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Shishir
Sep 25th 2010, 17:10
but I try to make an effort*?
blay_paul
Sep 25th 2010, 17:18
I think it's OK as it is.
Shishir
Sep 25th 2010, 17:35
Oh ok, I thought this way it matched better the French version...Sorry ^^'
Dejo
Sep 25th 2010, 17:52
Don't be sorry Shishir. I think that "to make an effort to try" sounds a bit pleonastic. The problem as I see it is that the English sentence is ellyptical where the full meaning is:
"I'm not very social, but I make an effort to try (to be social).
And that doesn't fix the problem "an effort to try" sounds very tentative.

FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 19:10
Yea, I fell into a sea of pleonasms, sorry.

You're right, Shishir. I was debating between the two versions and chose this one for some reason... (probably because I was waiting in line at a Starbucks and my turn to order came up when I translated this).

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