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Is it correct to say or write that

I tried a new time but it is still not working

past simple because I only did one essay today(however it is true that I made many yesterday.)

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You should say:

I tried another time but it is not working.

new time does not have a meaning that you intend.

Also I would leave out still since this indicates a continuation of some state (success or failure). However you said you were successful before, but not this time.

  • What if he tried a different duration as input to some apparatus? That might be "a new time" he was talking of... – Victor Bazarov Sep 20 '15 at 0:43
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    No I used "still "because the other essays(those I made yesterday) were also a failure. – user5577 Sep 20 '15 at 6:55

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