This has been bugging me since I was a babbling lad. What’s correct:
(1) “I’m gunna try AND do something.”
This seems to imply success is preordained; thus the TRY part is superfluous. Why not just say “I’m gunna do something?”
(2) “I’m gunna try TO do something.”
This seems logically more correct, with each word contributing something essential to the meaning of the whole. But this is not what people say- in fact, almost no one says it this way.
Please try and help me figure this one out once and for all.