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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


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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).

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Preferred Form:
Attempt at


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