- She didn’t make any effort to catch the train.
- She didn’t put any effort to catch the train.
- She didn’t make an effort to catch the train.
- She didn’t put in any effort to catch the train.
Which of these above sentences are correct? I have seen people use the third one and the forth one. I looked up examples sentences similar to all four of those sentences and i could find too many results for the first one.
Is it okay to use the first one?
Sentences 1, 3 and 4 are fine. Sentence 2 needs “into” rather than “to”, and then make “catch” > “catching.” AS: She didn’t put any effort into catching the train.
In comparing the written sentences, the first sentence indicates that she didn’t even try to catch the train while the third sentence indicates that she may have tried, but not very hard. But in speaking these sentences, either one will work (few people pay a lot of attention to individual words!!)