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An attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, begun

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08 Apr 2010, 07:25
seekmba wrote:
D is wrong because "attempt at" is wrong idiom

the right idiom is "attempt to"

I don't think 'attempt at' is a wrong idiom, e.g. my first attempt at GMAT. I agree with ASTHANAP; it feels right.

Well I selected A for the similar reasons.

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10 Sep 2010, 01:02
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Isn't A ambiguous about the timing of the attempt? Begun could modify the Equal Rights Amendment or the attempt.
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25 Mar 2017, 09:47
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my Answer is A . As the sentence starts with An attempt , hence it requires to here .

Also the verb tense is past tense is required here as past participle is used in non underlined portion of the text to give correct sequence of events

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