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As many as 300 of the 720 paintings attributed to Rembrandt

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130. As many as 300 of the 720 paintings attributed to Rembrandt may actually be the works of his students or other admirers.
(A) the 720 paintings attributed to Rembrandt may
(B) the 720 paintings attributed to be Rembrandt’s might
(C) the 720 paintings that were attributed to be by Rembrandt may
(D) the 720 Rembrandt paintings that were once attributed to him might
(E) Rembrandt’s paintings, although 720 were once attributed to him, may

Oa is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
a
.

Pl explain why C is wrong.
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18 Jul 2009, 08:22
vaivish1723 wrote:
130. As many as 300 of the 720 paintings attributed to Rembrandt may actually be the works of his students or other admirers.
(A) the 720 paintings attributed to Rembrandt may
(B) the 720 paintings attributed to be Rembrandt’s might
(C) the 720 paintings that were attributed to be by Rembrandt may
(D) the 720 Rembrandt paintings that were once attributed to him might
(E) Rembrandt’s paintings, although 720 were once attributed to him, may

Oa is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
a
.

Pl explain why C is wrong.

C is wrong because

the correct idiom is 'attributed to' but not 'attributed to be'

and the correct usage is 'attributed to someone' but not 'attributed to be by someone', the latter sounds very wordy and awakward
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19 Jul 2009, 23:12
vaivish1723 wrote:
Pl explain why C is wrong.

Apart from the idiom, the 2nd problem is wordiness. A clearly conveys the meaning of sentence.
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01 Dec 2010, 08:44
what is the difference between usage of "may" and "might" . Can some1 elaborate with examples..??
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23 Dec 2010, 10:13
I am confused between may and might. went with might..
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21 Mar 2011, 06:06
I got this wrong, good to know that the correct idiom is "Attribute To"
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06 Jul 2011, 06:26
I think might is used when referring to the past(attributed to..) since might is the past tense of may. Please correct me if I'm wrong
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