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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 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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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 an attempt to comment creatively
D. but commented rather creatively, or at least attempted to
E. but commented creatively, or, rather, attempted to comment

This question tests the appropriate revision of the incorrect verb form to be commenting in the original sentence. Also tested is the use of the word rather to show contrast with ideas in the first part of the sentence, not as a modifier.
  1. The verb form to be commenting is incorrect and nonsensical.
  2. Rather is misused as a modifier rather than a word that shows contrast.
  3. Rather is correctly used to show contrast, and the fact that the word attempt has changed from a verb to a noun has also enabled the verbal phrase comment creatively to be used correctly.
  4. Not only is the word rather used incorrectly, but this option is wordy.
  5. The wording in this option is awkward and unclear.

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Should not the correct answer option have "represented" as parallel to "commented" or "attempted"?
Is "represented" parellel to "but rather was an attempt" here ?
Because in my POE I ended up eliminating option C directly owing to this parallelism issue.
Kindly advise where I am going wrong here.

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I agree with madhavmarda. Here I see this sentence structure as below:

The art installation...represented not A, but (rather) B. Then "not A" is replaced by "neither x, nor y". So A & B should be paralleled.
If we choose C, it becomes, The art installation represented not a, but rather was B. I feel doubt on the OA.

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Hi Bunuel

I am also having the same doubt as annays and madhavmarda. Could you please elaborate.

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Hi Bunuel

I am also having the same doubt as annays and madhavmarda. Could you please elaborate.

Thanks in advance.

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I will try to givemy two cents here.

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 was an attempt to comment creatively.

The statement says that the art installation represented neither an anti-war nor a pro military statment , (Independent clause) but rather (The art installation) was an attempt to comment creatively.

Its not possible for the art installation to comment.

Meaning and logic is most important.

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I don't see a problem in this Q.

It is a simple question of parallelism. The questions reads as follows:- " The art .........................................., represented neither an anti-war nor a pro-military statement, but rather attempted to be commenting creatively on troubled times ".
The idiomatic expression used here is:- neither A nor B but rather C. "Represented" comes before neither hence we can't have any 'verb-ed' verb in C. This clearly eliminates A, B, D and E.

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Hi Bunuel,

I have noted several questions in which solution states that " to be X" is nonsensical and unidiomatic. Can you please clarify on this?
And can we "but" in a single clause also to represent contrast? As here ...."represented neither X nor Y, but rather Z". The clause after but rather is not IC here.

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Hi Bunuel,

I have noted several questions in which solution states that " to be X" is nonsensical and unidiomatic. Can you please clarify on this?
And can we "but" in a single clause also to represent contrast? As here ...."represented neither X nor Y, but rather Z". The clause after but rather is not IC here.

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Idioms are expressions that have unique forms. There is no hard and fast rule for determining the form of an idiom.

The usage "represented neither X nor Y, but rather Z" is alright - "but rather ... " need not be a clause parallel to another clause. Here X, Y and Z are parallel and they are all included within the clause "......represented....".

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But marks a Independent clause , so is that part a complete sentence with subject verb pair then ???

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