Why not "Tenter" instead of "Essayer" for "Try"

StephenC1Kwiziq community member

Why not "Tenter" instead of "Essayer" for "Try"

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Stephen,

Just to add to Chris' answer, 'tenter' is too formal here ...

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Tenter and essayer are very similar in meaning. Tenter involves more of an element of risk than essayer, though. It would be like, "to take a chance to do something".

Here is a discussion: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/essayer-vs-tenter.582619/

Why not "Tenter" instead of "Essayer" for "Try"

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