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The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 01:18
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The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a hundred men and women dressed in army fatigues and lying on the ground as if they had been killed in battle, represented neither an anti-war nor a pro-military statement, but rather attempted to be commenting creatively on troubled times.

(a) but rather attempted to be commenting creatively
(b) but attempted a rather creative comment
(c) but rather was an attempt to comment creatively
(d) but commented rather creatively, or at least attempted to
(e)but commented creatively, or, rather, attempted to comment
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Re: The art installation in Central Park [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 03:18
The subj is an art illustration
A - to be commenting - unnecessary
B - verb needed - should be attempted to comment
C - concise and clear - the illustration was an attempt
D - wordy - or at least attempted to
E - same as with D

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Re: The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 12:03
are "but" and "rather" not redundant words ??
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Re: The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 12:53
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are "but" and "rather" not redundant words ??



hi,

no they are not redundant.

not X ,but rather Y....=>This one is a famous idiom for gmat.
HERE x and y ..must be struturally and logically parallel.

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Re: The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 14:07
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Good question, C is correct.

The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a hundred men and women dressed in army fatigues and lying on the ground as if they had been killed in battle, represented neither an anti-war nor a pro-military statement, but rather attempted to be commenting creatively on troubled times.

(a) but rather attempted to be commenting creatively
Wrong. "commenting" is noun ==> It needs adjective "creative" to modify. But, "creatively" is adverb that modifies main verb "attempted" ==> Change meaning.

(b) but attempted a rather creative comment
Wrong. "a rather" is incorrect.

(c) but rather was an attempt to comment creatively
Correct. Idiom: Not X but rather Y; "creatively" is an adverb that modifies verb "comment".

(d) but commented rather creatively, or at least attempted to
Wrong. Bad grammar structure, wrong idiom.

(e)but commented creatively, or, rather, attempted to comment
Wrong. Bad grammar structure, wrong idiom.

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Re: The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2014, 05:46
Isn't there a lack of Parallelism here between the two words marked in bold?

The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a hundred men and women dressed in army fatigues and lying on the ground as if they had been killed in battle, represented neither an anti-war nor a pro-military statement, but rather attempted to be commenting creatively on troubled times.

And the correct answer is marked here as

The art installation in Central Park represented neither an anti-war nor a pro-military statement but rather was an attempt to comment creatively

For me, this violates the very first rule of Parallelism. The answer should definitely contain attempted.

Why am I wrong here?
Re: The art installation in Central Park, which featured over a   [#permalink] 01 Jul 2014, 05:46
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