GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Sep 2019, 23:34

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 16 Jan 2019
Posts: 450
Location: India
Concentration: General Management
WE: Sales (Other)
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 22 Jul 2019, 09:37
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
This is a run-on. The subject pronoun "who" has a verb but the subject noun "Wes Craven" does not have a verb - Eliminate

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Pronoun error is corrected and SV are in agreement - Keep

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
"that" refers to films so that...were is the right SV construction - Eliminate

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
Same as A

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Same as A

Answer is (B)

Originally posted by firas92 on 22 Jul 2019, 09:29.
Last edited by firas92 on 22 Jul 2019, 09:37, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 28 Feb 2014
Posts: 146
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GPA: 3.97
WE: Engineering (Education)
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 09:31
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both. Correct
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both

B is correct.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 18 Sep 2018
Posts: 100
CAT Tests
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 22 Jul 2019, 10:21
1
IMO C

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - both X and Y, and Y is missing. Besides, both is not required here

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - both X and Y, and Y is missing. Besides, both is not required here

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - Correct, meaning and contrast, both are clear in this option

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - "Horror-film director Wes Craven" has no verb

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - both X and Y, and Y is missing. Besides, both is not required here

Originally posted by rahaman26 on 22 Jul 2019, 09:33.
Last edited by rahaman26 on 22 Jul 2019, 10:21, edited 3 times in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 13 Nov 2018
Posts: 108
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V32
CAT Tests
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 09:42
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored-Correct-OA,
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both- changes the intended meaning of sentence, it indicates that WES Craven is still
a horror film director, also there is verb error
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored- verb tense error, missing verb, sentence is run on
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored -there should be verb between Horror film director and WES craven
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both -same error as in D
Director
Director
avatar
G
Joined: 22 Nov 2018
Posts: 555
Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q45 V35
GMAT 2: 660 Q48 V33
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 09:48
Original and correct Structure : Subject+Modifier+Verb...., Fanboys+IC

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - "Both" - incorrect placement - gives a wrong meaning of both anchored and something. "Both" needs to be placed after anchored to refer to tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Correct - "both" placement is rectified
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - "films that were" is required instead of "was"
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - Wrong structure - no verb for the subject. "Wes craven+Modifier+, Fanboys+IC"
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Wrong structure - no verb for the subject. "Wes craven+Modifier+, Fanboys+IC"

IMO B
_________________
Give +1 kudos if this answer helps..!!
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 15 Jul 2016
Posts: 93
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V36
CAT Tests
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 09:59
2
Meaning : Pretty self explanatory.
Errors in the original sentence :
1) Idiom - Both X & Y where X & Y should be parallel. Both anchored in.... and Robert F. is not parallel (verb-ed modifier and noun cannot be parallel)

Well, looks like this is the only error in the original sentence. Lets move on to other choices...

Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - as discussed above
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - in the slasher .... and Robert F cannot be parallel because one is prepositional phrase and the other is noun.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - anchored in X & Y ... CORRECT
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - Verb for the subject Wes Craven is missing. As you can see, the subject is followed by a modifier, and then followed by ,yet (independent clause)
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Again, Both X & Y should be parallel.

Thanks :)
_________________
Please give Kudos if you agree with my approach :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 15 Jul 2016
Posts: 93
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V36
CAT Tests
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:00
2
Meaning : Pretty self explanatory.
Errors in the original sentence :
1) Idiom - Both X & Y where X & Y should be parallel. Both anchored in.... and Robert F. is not parallel (verb-ed modifier and noun cannot be parallel)

Well, looks like this is the only error in the original sentence. Lets move on to other choices...

Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - as discussed above
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - in the slasher .... and Robert F cannot be parallel because one is prepositional phrase and the other is noun.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - anchored in X & Y ... CORRECT
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - Verb for the subject Wes Craven is missing. As you can see, the subject is followed by a modifier, and then followed by ,yet (independent clause)
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Again, Both X & Y should be parallel.

Answer : C

Thanks :)
_________________
Please give Kudos if you agree with my approach :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 13 Feb 2018
Posts: 448
GMAT 1: 640 Q48 V28
Premium Member
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:11
1
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
"Both anchored" and you will read the rest of the sentence hoping you will find "and modifier" but I was disappointed
"Both X and Y" idiom is used incorrectly

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
again "Both" and again wrong. We cant find anything parallel which correctly completes "Both X and Y" idiom

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
We get rid of "Both", thats a good sign :)
"that" refers to "catalog" correct
We have passive voice "that was anchored" but it's clear and nice (for me)

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
the first IC is not an IC at all now, where is the main verb? "who created ...." is just a modifier and then another IC connected with fanboy "yet" begins

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
repeats the error of D and adds "Both" as a bonus

IMO
Ans: C
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 19 Sep 2017
Posts: 199
Location: United Kingdom
GPA: 3.9
WE: Account Management (Other)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:36
Hi Folks,
Both is at the end of the underlined portion of the sentence, so there must be two components parallel to each other. But there is another FANBOYS used, yet, creating a contrast. So we can eliminate A and B easily.
D & E make a better part of the sentence a modifier, which is actually the part in contrast with the second half of the original sentence.
This leaves us with C and it does fit the bill.

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Cheers!!
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Jul 2017
Posts: 206
GMAT 1: 570 Q43 V26
GMAT 2: 660 Q48 V34
CAT Tests
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:38
1
Statement analysis:
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics

The colored parts are || list. Do they look parallel? One is a modifier and other is a noun. THe parallel form is out of idiom both X and Y. X and Y are not \\

A. Same as statement analysis
B. Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest -> PROBLEM: Same error as A, the list is a prepositional phrase and a noun

C. Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest -> CORRECT

D. No Verb for Wes Cavern -> OUT

E. No Verb for Wes Cavern -> OUT.

Answer -> C

Regards,
Rishav
Director
Director
User avatar
V
Status: Manager
Joined: 27 Oct 2018
Posts: 606
Location: Egypt
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
GPA: 3.67
WE: Pharmaceuticals (Health Care)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:55
1
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
Incorrect parallelism using Both: the proper structure should be : Both+verb+and+verb, but there is no parallel verb to "anchored"

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both (...in the slasher-film tropes)
Incorrect parallelism using Both: the proper structure should be : Both+prepositional phrase+and+prepositional phrase, but there is no parallel phrase to "in the slasher-film tropes"

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored (correct)

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
No verb for the subject of the main sentence "Wes Craven" ...... yet his forays

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
the same incorrect parallelism as in B and the same incomplete clause lacking a verb as in D

C
_________________
Thanks for Kudos
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Status: Your greatest achievement lies in overcoming your biggest weakness.
Joined: 08 Jun 2019
Posts: 28
Location: India
GPA: 3.8
WE: Business Development (Consulting)
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 10:57
2
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

We must know that in idiom both X and Y, X and Y have to be parallel. Lets take the options.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
who was a horror-film director - this clause is redundant. We can just add modifier - a horror film director. Though this does not strictly rule out the option. Both ANCHORED - As said, Both X and Y, X and Y have to be parallel. Here X becomes - anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Y - Robert Fuest. This is definitely not parallel. This is incorrect.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Clause issue is updated in this option, but the idiom stays the same. X and Y in the idiom are not parallel.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Here comma separated modifier becomes the adjective and 'that' refers to catalog. This is correct.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
modifier starting with WHO doesn't end up and we don't have an independent clause before , yet his forays into mainstream dramatic.. This is incorrect.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Same issue as of Option D and Idiom problem as well.
_________________
580 | 560 | Hoping For the best
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 15 Jun 2019
Posts: 165
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 23 Jul 2019, 02:56
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

Meaning of the sentence :Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films which got anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest. Despite being anchored his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

analysis: Wes Craven ( subject 1) , ( an appositive clause) who was a horror-film director, created (verb1) a well-known catalog of films both ( participial phrase starts) anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, ( second independent clause) yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

error : 1) major error is the modifier problem. if anchored acts as modifier then the presence of both modifies the achored then the presence of and needs to be followed by other participial modifier. But it is not so. so the presence of both is improper,as a misplaced modifier.
2) usage of relative pronoun is actually redundant with only one noun to modify. though its not a mistake, but can be avoided.

POE

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
This option's error is discussed above . so it is wrong

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
this option is better, 1)with no subject verb issue .
2) Plus the usage of both properly modifies how it got anchored in both tropes .
3) the relative pronoun is removed as that is redundant. so this is probable candidate. .


(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
This option introduces a new error . ie here the subject that ( subject 2) and verb was( verb 2) does not match. plural noun and singular verb. so this option is wrong.

.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
This option creates a subject verb error. the subject 1 Wes Craven doesnt have any verb. so this causes the run on sentence without any verb. ( note anchored is the past participle not verb) . This is wrong

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
This option creates a subject verb error. the subject 1 Wes Craven doesnt have any verb. so this causes the run on sentence without any verb. ( note anchored is the past participle not verb) . This is wrong

So the B looks a better candidate and hence the ans is B
_________________
please do correct my mistakes that itself a big kudo for me,

thanks

Originally posted by ccheryn on 22 Jul 2019, 11:07.
Last edited by ccheryn on 23 Jul 2019, 02:56, edited 5 times in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 06 Aug 2018
Posts: 98
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:09
1
Let's get to POE

Now.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored

NO MODIFIER ERROR BUT BOTH ANCHORED SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY AND ANCHORED

NOT A

B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both

Anchored both in ........ But their is no logical and ???

Not B


(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored

No verb for Wes Craven !!

Not D

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both

Same error as B

C is perfect

C it is !!

Posted from my mobile device
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 31 May 2018
Posts: 294
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:15
1
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
in idiom ---both x and y...x and y should be parallel what follows both..should also follow and
both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest
X and Y are not parallel----so wrong

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest
a prepositional phrase is not parallel to noun so wrong

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
yes this the correct answer here that is modifying catalog of films ....and of films is a mission-critical modifier modifying catalog (correct)

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored, yet his forays
no verb for the subject Horror-film director Wes Craven.......this sentence is a fragment (wrong)

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both, yet his forays
no verb for the subject Horror-film director Wes Craven.......this sentence is a fragment (wrong)
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 24 Jun 2019
Posts: 108
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:27
1
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

Structure Analysis:
Wes Craven.... Created well known catalog, YET His forays helped acheive respect

=> INDEPENDENT CLAUSE + ,YET + INDEPENDENT CLAUSE

Options prefixed with X are discarded


X (A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
>> who was horror film director does not appear to be wrong, but can be written more concisely. catalog BOTH anchored?? This is incorrect, both refers to catalog which is not logical.

X (B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
>>modifier 'a horror film director' does not appear to be incoorect, but can be written more directly like option C. BOTH in the slasher film tropes? slasher film tropes and what?? BOTH is not logical to refer to only slasher film tropes.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
>> THIS SEEMS CORRECT. Horror film director is used correctly. Catalog of films that was anchored in slasher film tropes is logical. Sentence is now grammatically correct and logical. Lets still evaluate the othe options.

X (D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
>> WHO created causes a fragmented sentence. This does not remain an independent clause and does not form a logical statement along with yet.....

X (E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
>>WHO created causes a fragmented sentence. This does not remain an independent clause and does not form a logical statement along with yet..... .BOTH in the slasher film tropes? slasher film tropes and what?? BOTH is not logical to refer to only slasher film tropes.
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 08 Jan 2018
Posts: 145
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, General Management
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 23 Jul 2019, 06:04
1
IMO-C

Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

Meaning Analysis:
Wes Craven was a horror- film director. [ Modifier in passage ]
He created a catalog of films that was anchored in the Slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker & Robert Fuest
His incursion into dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience.

Error Analysis:
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored---- Incorrect ---Modifier portion "who was a horror-film director" is quite wordy when a better version "a horror-film director" can be used. Also position of both is such that it seems referring to Catalog of films, that is nonsensical as a single entity cannot be both.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both----Incorrect- ---Elements in Idiom Both X & Y are not parallel. X- a prepositional phrase [X- in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker] , Y- Noun [ Y- Robert Fuest]. Also Meaning wise it seems as if catalog of Films anchored itself whereas intended meaning is that the catalog of films was anchored.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored----Correct--- "That"refers to the catalog of films. Portion after that act as modifier stating that "Catalog of films was anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, Here both element in X (Pete Walker) & Y (Robert Fuest) are parallel.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored----Incorrect- ----Verb missing for the subject Wes Craven

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both----Incorrect ----Verb missing for the subject Wes Craven

Originally posted by MayankSingh on 22 Jul 2019, 11:29.
Last edited by MayankSingh on 23 Jul 2019, 06:04, edited 1 time in total.
VP
VP
User avatar
D
Joined: 05 Mar 2015
Posts: 1010
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:29
1
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored.....usage of "who was" is unnecessary & usage of "both is wrong and not parallel too....Incorrect
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both......usage of "both " needs "and" and should be parallel but its not in this case....INCORRECT
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored...Correct
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored...main verb absent...Incorrect
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both ...main verb absent...Incorrect

Ans C
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 06 Jun 2019
Posts: 117
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:35
1
For the sake of parallelism, both A and B construction obligates A and B be of the same structure. For example:

1. a catalog both A and B

2. a catalog anchored in the slasher-film tropes of both Pete Walker and Robert Fuest.
Pete Walker (A) and Robert Fuest (B)
noun and noun


3. a catalog both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Robert Fuest.
anchored... of Pete Walker (A) and anchored... of Robert Fuest (B)
noun modifier and noun modifier

The correct answer choice must be in line with the above examples. With that in mind let’s analyze the answer choices.

A. catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest

Structure: both noun modifier and noun. We can see that A has an incorrect parallelism. The correct one must resemble the examples given above. Thus A is out.

B. catalog of films anchored both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest

Structure: both prepositional phrase and noun. We can see that B has an incorrect parallelism. The correct parallelism should be as follows:

both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and in the slasher-film tropes of Robert Fuest or both prepositional phrase and prepositional phrase. Thus B is out.

D. Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created... Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped...

Structure: Fragment + conjunction + full clause. That red part is a fragment. Yet should join two full clauses, but before yet we don’t have any verb. who created... Robert Fuest is just a non-essential modifier and thus created is not the main verb. Thus D is out.

E. Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created... Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped...

E is the Frankenstein’s monster combining flaws of both B and D. both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest is a faulty construction as that in B. Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created... Robert Fuest is a fragment. Thus E is out.

C. Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored

C gets rid of both A and B construction altogether and has a working verb created. So far so good.

Hence C
_________________
Bruce Lee: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
GMAC: “I fear not the aspirant who has practiced 10,000 questions, but I fear the aspirant who has learnt the most out of every single question.” :lol:
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 12 Mar 2018
Posts: 83
Location: United States
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2019, 11:36
1
Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored. "Both anchored" is incorrect. Incorrect/unnecesary placement of "both".
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both. Incorrect/unnecesary placement of "both".
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored. Correct. Concise construction and eliminates "both"
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored Incorrect. "Who created...., yet his forays" now creates a run-on sentence.
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both. Same error as in D.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created   [#permalink] 22 Jul 2019, 11:36

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4    Next  [ 79 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne