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My attempt at art vs My attempt of art

Attempt at art is the correct phrase. In this example, attempt is a noun so it must be used with the preposition at.

My attempt at art

This is correct

Attempt at is used to indicate an action of some sort has been or will be tried.

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Preferred Form:
Attempt at

Some examples from the web:

  • Mar 13, 2012 ... my attempt at art... Home · Browse · About; /; 0 Comments. Mead Label · Previous; Info & 0 Comments. Powered by Pixelpost; Designed by ...
  • That's why I'm also posting the original photos. Hope you like my attempt at art. If you do, Mom might allow me to try my paw at more for the Caturday Art Blog ...
  • My attempt at "art". I'm not good with detail, or color, or hard lines. I'm only competent at sketch style. :(. That's really cool! I'm the opposite.
  • Jun 13, 2015 ... I try to express some of these ideas through my attempt at art, which is writing novels. But I tend to see it most clearly in the creative efforts of ...

My attempt of art

This is not correct. Don't use this phrase.

Preposition Use:Attempt can be either a noun or a verb. When it is a verb it is paired with the preposition to (I attempted to jump across the puddle). When it is a noun, it is paired with the preposition at and a verb (My attempt at making pasta was a success).

Explanation provided by a TextRanch English expert.

Preferred Form:
Attempt at

Some examples from the web:

  • 'Here's my attempt of art tonight. There is a season for everything. It's. 'Looked at the sky tonight and was reminded of God's goodness through the marvelous ...
  • Dec 16, 2011 ... Yeeeeeeeees ... a short story MUST end soon ;P I'll try to do something new, I'm flattered you liked my attempt of art so much :hooray: Reply.

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