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FeuDRenais - Sep 25th 2010, 17:07
I'm not very social, but I make an effort to try.
FeuDRenais - Sep 25th 2010, 17:07
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Dejo - Sep 25th 2010, 17:28
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FeuDRenais - Sep 25th 2010, 19:10
I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.
Demetrius - Sep 26th 2010, 02:11
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I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.

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  1. Sep 25th 2010, 17:10
    but I try to make an effort*?
  2. Sep 25th 2010, 17:18
    I think it's OK as it is.
  3. Sep 25th 2010, 17:35
    Oh ok, I thought this way it matched better the French version...Sorry ^^'
  4. 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.

  5. 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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