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    The musical comedy

    The musical comedy Oklahoma did much to expand the potential of the musical stage, and it encouraged others to attempt ....... .

    1. original themes
    2. to original themes
    3. that were original themes
    4. how original themes

    Do we use "attempt + noun" ? If so, what does this part mean and what's the related structure?( Answer key: No.1)

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    Re: The musical comedy

    'Attempt' is followed by a noun (or adjective + noun as in the above) or an infinitive, so #1 is the only grammatical answer.

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    Re: The musical comedy

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    The musical comedy Oklahoma did much to expand the potential of the musical stage, and it encouraged others to attempt ....... .

    1. original themes
    2. to original themes
    3. that were original themes
    4. how original themes

    Do we use "attempt + noun" ? If so, what does this part mean and what's the related structure?( Answer key: No.1)

    Thanks
    Yes, "attempt" is a transitive verb. It must take a direct object (noun or verbal [infinitive or gerund]). There was an intransitive use of "attempt" but it is considered obsolete.

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