What does "give it a try" mean? Should I always put "a" when I use this expression?
The term "give it a try" is an idiom and therefore is always in this structure. While "it" can be replaced by the specific thing you are talking about, the rest of the phrase must remain the same. To "give something a try" means you will try to do something. Mostly it is used when someone gives you advice on how to do something or a suggestion and they are encouraging you to try. Ex: I always wanted to give windsurfing a try. Ex: It's a little spicy but give it a try. You might like it.
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