generally try to (do something)

Use "try to ___" to describe something that you usually do because you think it's a good idea, but sometimes you aren't able to do it. A good example of this is exercise:

I try to go to the gym four or five times a week.

Or things that are part of your daily routine:

I try to come in early to beat the rush hour traffic.

The word "generally" means "usually". Adding it to "I try to ___" makes it sound like you do it less often. It sounds like you're saying "I try to ___, but I don't always succeed."

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