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The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

(A) were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding
(B) had been severely criticized by both the critics and by the general public for his extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(C) were subjected to severe criticism by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(D) were severely criticized by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, decided
(E) had extremely graphic action scenes, has been severely criticized by the critics and by the general public, therefore deciding

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Confused between B and D.. will go with B

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I think answer choice D is right
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The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

(A) were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding - parallelism and SV error
(B) had been severely criticized by both the critics and by the general public for his extremely graphic action scenes, has decided - tense and parallelism error
(C) were subjected to severe criticism by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, has decided - meaning error
(D) were severely criticized by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, decided - correct
(E) had extremely graphic action scenes, has been severely criticized by the critics and by the general public, therefore
deciding - meaning error
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between B and D...will go for B because in D ,"Both" can refer to critics(both the critics) and thus is not clear as well as use of "their" can also refer ro general public and critics in addition to movies. B on the other hand is more clear ,parallel and uses past continuous(had been) and present perfect (have) accurately without any ambiguity.
Stll waiting for experts' reply for more consice explaination

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[quote="superthapli"]between B and D...will go for B because in D ,"Both" can refer to critics(both the critics) and thus is not clear as well as use of "their" can also refer to general public



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sorry...it should be D..B is not parallel..D is best out of waste

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The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

(A) were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding
(B) had been severely criticized by both the critics and by the general public for his extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(C) were subjected to severe criticism by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(D) were severely criticized by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, decided
(E) had extremely graphic action scenes, has been severely criticized by the critics and by the general public, therefore deciding



A i.e. the original underlined portion is a fragment, without a verb for the subject. Therefore, A is incorrect.

B. Use of Past Perfect Tense is generally suitable when there is a sequence of events in the past. Here, per the intended meaning of the sentence, the author talks about the actor who "has decided" to work in family dramas only i.e. use of Present Perfect tense. Therefore, Past Perfect Tense "had been severely criticised" is incorrect. Eliminate B.

C. It seems verbose at first, but is a grammatically perfect sentence. The use of "has decided" conveys the intended meaning of the sentence. The use of past tense "were subjected" is also correct. Simple Past and Present Perfect Tense usage make complete sense here. Keep C.

D. This is a close shave, but I eliminated it to ensure there was no confusion of tenses, about sequencing of events. Also, the use of simple past tense "decided" does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence. D is close, but incorrect.

E. This option could easily be eliminated because it consists of fragments. Plus, we could not be sure if the criticism is aimed at the actor or at the movie, through this sentence. Eliminate E.

Therefore, C is correct.
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The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

(A) were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding -This is a fragment
(B) had been severely criticized by both the critics and by the general public for his extremely graphic action scenes, has decided -had been is wrong. The criticism didn't happen before the movies
(C) were subjected to severe criticism by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, has decided -Correct
(D) were severely criticized by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, decided -we need present perfect to show the continuity of action
(E) had extremely graphic action scenes, has been severely criticized by the critics and by the general public, therefore deciding -nonsensical
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Went with C. This can be solved under 1 min. If you notice the Relative Clause.

The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

Whose is modifying the famous actor( giving more information) . The sentence is " The famous actor deciding to work in family dramas only. This is incorrect, so we need " has decided " leaves us with 2 option - B and C

In B we have " by both the critics and by the general public " not parallel. we need both X and Y. Here we have both X and by Y. Incorrect.

C is the best.

Few examples of Relative Clause-

John, whose wife is famous, doesn’t like publicity.

Children who hate chocolate are uncommon ( Here it cannot be "Children who hate chocolate is uncommon"-- because who hate chocolate is just modifying Children)
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The famous actor, whose last three movies were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding to work in family dramas only.

(A) were severely criticized both by the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, deciding
(B) had been severely criticized by both the critics and by the general public for his extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(C) were subjected to severe criticism by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, has decided
(D) were severely criticized by both the critics and the general public for their extremely graphic action scenes, decided
(E) had extremely graphic action scenes, has been severely criticized by the critics and by the general public, therefore deciding


In C and D,
"were subjected to severe criticism" and "were severely criticized"
Do they have same meaning?
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both c and d are correct. simple past and present perfect here are interchangeble. can you prove that d is wrong?
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