Which one is correct?
"in an effort to" or "in effort from"?

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in an effort to

This is correct

If you are explaining that you did something to try to bring about a result, you can use this phrase.

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Some examples from our editors:

  • I did this in an effort to ameliorate the situation.
  • I changed the contract in an effort to satisfy the client.

Some alternatives from our editors:

  • so that
  • to try to

in effort from

This phrase is not a standard construction in English.

The phrase 'in an effort to' is correct and commonly used in English, while 'in effort from' is not a standard construction. 'In an effort to' is used to express the purpose or intention behind an action, while 'in effort from' does not convey a clear meaning.

Last Updated: March 25, 2024

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