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"I tried to contact the company by phone yesterday but failed."

Pls would like to know if there is any usage error on the above sentence in a descriptive grammar point of view. Thks.
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DorisP, welcome to the forums;

"I tried to contact the company by phone yesterday but failed." is a valid sentence, and quite well formed.

Maj's suggestion is fine too.

"I wasn't able to contact the company by phone yesterday" - also
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could I have a suggestion on a complete sentence for this?
I tried to contact the company by phone yesterday but I didn't manage to. Is it this what you wanted to say?
Thanks for yr suggestion, I think yours would be in a better form.
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