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# James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with

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James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effect sequences, banked on his exceptional cinematography skills and understanding of innovative new technologies.

(A) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences,
(B) In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron
(C) In his movie scenes, which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron
(D) Meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron, in his movie scenes
(E) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrated them with his state of the art special effect sequences and

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22 Feb 2013, 06:24
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James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effect sequences, banked on his exceptional cinematography skills and understanding of innovative new technologies.

This sentence awkwardly presents two phrases intended to modify James Cameron and loses the clarity and logic of the meaning. In the original sentence, these modifiers sound choppy and create too much separation between the subject, James Cameron, and the verb banked. Beginning the sentence with “In his movie scenes” and following that phrase with the relative clause “which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences” allows the subject, James Cameron, to be united with the verb, capitalized, for a stronger main clause.

(A) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences,

The participial phrase does not clearly modify the noun in the preceding phrase; use of the present progressive form of the verb confuses the sequence of time with respect to the past tense of the main verb banked.

(B) In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron

Phrase meticulously integrating … illogically modifies the noun that immediately precedes it: movie scenes; James Cameron, not the movie scenes, did the coordinating.

(C) In his movie scenes, which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron

Correct. The correct placement of the modifying elements makes this sentence easier to understand; the use of which clearly links the two elements.

(D) Meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron, in his movie scenes

This sentence is incorrectly implying that “James Cameron” is “meticulously integrated with his...” i.e. meticulously integrated is modifying “James Cameron”. The correct meaning should imply that “James Cameron” meticulously integrated his movie scenes with....

(E) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrated them with his state of the art special effect sequences and

The participial phrase does not clearly modify movie scenes; the relationships among the parts of the sentence are unclear.

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James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effect sequences, banked on his exceptional cinematography skills and understanding of innovative new technologies.
(A) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, - two modifiers back to back
(B) In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron- Incorrect placement of modifier
(C) In his movie scenes, which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron- CORRECT
(D) Meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron, in his movie scenes - Changes the meaning of the sentence as it means that James is integrated with his state of the art sequences
(E) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrated them with his state of the art special effect sequences and - two modifiers back to back. It's a Fragment

So the answer has to be C

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19 Feb 2013, 14:45
Vercules wrote:
James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effect sequences, banked on his exceptional cinematography skills and understanding of innovative new technologies.

(A) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences,
(B) In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron
(C) In his movie scenes, which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron
(D) Meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron, in his movie scenes
(E) James Cameron, in his movie scenes, meticulously integrated them with his state of the art special effect sequences and

To encourage discussions OA later

meaning :- 2 facts are provided about JC
1. JC banked on his skills and understanding
2. JC integrated his movie scenes with special effects.

Error Analysis :- the modifiers are not correctly placed.
Option A :- explained
Option B :- same as A
Option C :- Correct
Option D :- modifier 'meticulously integrated' should modify movie scenes and not JC
Option E :- Change of meaning, both the facts are given equal importance.

IMO :- C
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13 Mar 2013, 23:38
) In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron

Hi vercules,

In the sentence B ur saying that meticulously integerating... modifies both movie scenes and james caemron right??This creates ambiguity in the sentence ..Is my understanding correct to eliminate the answer choice B
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14 Mar 2013, 02:20
B :In his movie scenes, meticulously integrating them with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron

the main problem with B is that two modifiers are lying side by side when either can make sense with the subject of the clause "james cameron" .for instance : "in his movies , james ....." or "meticulously integrating them,james cameron .." .OG has shown such side by side placement of modifiers wrong unless they are placed such that only only is making sense with the subject or the other way to solve this is to place subject in the middle of the two modifiers
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23 Jul 2015, 12:22
I am not getting the role played by "ing"-modifier "understanding" in non-underlined part
In his movie scenes, which he meticulously integrated with his state of the art special effects sequences, James Cameron
if banked is verb , it is not || with understanding
please clarify. M i missing something
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23 Jul 2015, 20:29
'Understanding' in the context is a gerund,an 'ing' form of noun. It is parallel with skills, another noun. There is no need to parallel it with the verb 'banked'
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29 Jan 2018, 10:51
Could anyone please explain why option A is wrong?
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20 Sep 2018, 07:22
This question is a trap for people who are unaware of the fact that a subject cannot lie inside a prepositional phrase.

"them" used in three of the five options can't refer to the "movie scenes" since "movie scenes" lies inside a prepositional phrase.

This leaves us with just 2 options and one of them has modifier error (option D). This leaves us with the answer - C
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