Things That Bug Me #3 – Grammar Edition

This is a stupid little peeve, but it is this:  "Try" + "and" + (verb).

Like, "Try and succeed."  Or, "Try and relax."  Or, "I’ll try and be there."  I see this nonsense everywhere — television, movies, even in print.

This is incorrect.  It is "Try TO succeed."  Or "Try to relax."  Or, "I’ll try to be there."

Not a conjunction, but the infinitive verb.  Yeesh!

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