I'm writing a formal report. Which one of the following sentences is better.

There are some problems which take too much time to get their solutions.

There are some problems which take too much time until get their solutions.

I have the the following sense about using "to" in a sentence. Please tell me, is it correct?

"To" is used to demonstrate, subject of the sentence is going to do a rather difficult / big / noticeable work. For example, consider the following sentences.

Please try to call me. (Here, process of calling seems to be too hard)

Please try call me. (here, it seems to be an ordinary work)

If this statement is correct, does it apply to the first real sentence? ("There some problems ...")

  • In your second question (which should be asked separately) "Please try to call me" means make an attempt to call me (with no implication that this is part of any greater "objective, desired result"). Please try call me is not a valid English construction. Please try calling me would almost always be understood to mean there's a greater (but unstated) goal, which might be achieved or furthered by calling me. Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 17:34
  • In the first question, get their solutions isn't very natural phrasing. Apart from anything else, the problems themselves don't actually get or do anything. Normal phrasing would be take too much time to solve (or even more succinctly, take too long to solve). Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 17:42

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two different questions:

1) "until" can only introduce a clause (that means, a subject and verb must come after "until.") So "until get their solutions" is never right; "to" is correct.

2) "Please try to call me"/"please try call me"; unfortunately, the pattern you have guessed is not correct. In fact, the second sentence would never be said; it's impossible to put a bare verb after "try;" the infinitive is necessary. (Perhaps you have heard "please try and call me" which is an informal way to say "try to call me.")

  • Thank you for the answer. BTW, I've seen "Please try call me" in many texts.
    – frogatto
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 12:15
  • Is it informally correct? for example, daily speakings
    – frogatto
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 12:16
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    @abforce. no, no native English speaker would ever say "please try call me" in any context, no matter how informal; it just isn't English. I also don't see the Google hits you are seeing.
    – hunter
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 12:17
  • @abforce - Also, don't assume that something is correct just because you saw it on the internet. There are many people on the internet who do not speak English as their first language.
    – stangdon
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 21:16

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