I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country
Words spoken by the patriot Nathan Hale, who was executed as a spy by the British in 1776.
I Have a Dream speechRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Should I say try and or try to? How about would have or would of?Replace try and (I will try and fix it) with try to (I will try to fix it). Some grammarians label try and as incorrect when really it is just very informal and best used in conversation. Try to is standard usage and appropriate for all levels of formality in both speech and writing. Other colloquial constructions are synonymous, or nearly so, with try to, such as be sure to and go and. Often try and is interchangeable withtry …
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