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1. He tried to climb the tree.

2. He tried climbing the tree.

3. He wanted to climb the tree,so he did his best, but he couldn't climb the tree.

4. He climbed the tree to check whether he could stand on the thick branches to pick fruit.
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Does #1 mean #3? Does #2 mean #4?
In #1, he couldn't go up the tree.
In #2, he could go up the tree. Is that right?

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  1. 1 and 2 do not indicate if he was successful or not.

    3 and 4 are more specific, indicating success or the lack of it.

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