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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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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
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

Amar


Will go for 'C'

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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
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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Pick C.

B D E change the meaning.
'to be commenting' in A does not sound right --> 'featured' 'represented' require past form of attempt -'was an attempt', as in C.

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yes, OA is C

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