Grammar Patterns

N at n

The 'attempt' group

These nouns refer to attempts to do or get something.
Their attempt at a second honeymoon in Europe was a disaster.
Despite being forced to resign, he may one day get another chance at the leadership.
The preposition at is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
What was needed now was a sustained effort at making sanctions work.
He has made an interesting stab at creating a Budget that clearly differentiates the two parties.
  • attempt
  • bash
  • chance
  • crack
  • effort
  • go
  • shot
  • stab
  • tilt
  • try
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