Grammar Police here, calling your attention to a silly, ridiculo

Avalon - Grammar Police here, calling your attention to a silly, ridiculous grammatical error that is becoming more and more common: the expression "try and." Just as no-one "attempts and" do something, so too does no-one "try and" do something. We all, of course, try TO do something. If "try and" is to be considered acceptable, what would the past tense be? Would we say, for example, that someone "tried and do" it?

Editor's Note: 
Good luck !Speech habits are hard to change.
Print Publication Date: 
9/16/2020