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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.

This questions tests your knowledge of parallelism and idioms

The correct idiom is Both X & Y , where in X and Y should be parallel

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored- Incorrect. Both anchored & robert fuest? Dosen't make sense. verb ed modifier cannot be parallel to a noun, also this changes the meaning of the sentence
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both- Incorrect Both in the slasher film tropes & robert fuest? Dosen't maintain the parallelism. It should be slasher in the film tropes of both Peter walker & Robert Fuest.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored- Correct. Lets keep this. This correctly conveys the meaning of the sentence & maintains parallelism between Pete walker & robert fuest.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored- Incorrect There is no verb in this sentence. the clause starting with "who" is a modifier & anchored is a verb ed modifier & not a verb. This makes the sentence fragment
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both -Incorrect. There is no verb in this sentence as explained in D and it distorts the parallelism as mentioned in B
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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-out, as both...and is not parallel.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both-out, as both...and is not parallel.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored-correct, as maintain parallelism and correct verb tense.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored-out, no verb for subject "Horror-film director Wes Craven"
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both-out, same as A, no verb for subject "Horror-film director Wes Craven"

so, the correct answer choice is (C)
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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.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
(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


Solution:
Meaning analysis:
Wes Craven who was a horror film director created a well known catalog of films which was anchored in the slasher film tropes of both Pete Walker and Robert Fuest,yet hi forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among 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. Incorrect.It does not follow the rule of BOTH X and Y.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both.Incorrect.It does not follow the rule of BOTH X and Y.
(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.Incorrect.There is no verb in the sentence.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both.Incorrect .Its a verb-ed modifier.No verb in the sentence.Also rule of Idiom Both X and Y is not followed.







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Us of 'both' in the original sentence creates a parallelism error. Logically, 'both' should describe 2 preceding elements. But, 'a well-known catalog of films' is a singular entity (1 catalog) can't be referenced using this dual marker.

The use of 'was' to describe Wes Craven may or may not be correct depending on whether he is still alive/whether he is still a horror film director. But we'll review the answer choices to validate this.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - wrong for the use of 'both' as discussed.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Usage of 'both' is wrong. For the 2 elements in the parallel list, viz. 'Pete Walker' and 'Robert Fuest', the phrase 'anchored in the slasher-film tropes of' when preceded by both seems to refer to the 1st element only.


(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 - The first part of the sentence "Horror film director...Robert Fuest" doesn't have a verb. However, the same should be an independent clause (and therefore must have a verb).

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Invalid clause error as in option (D) with the additional error of 'both'.
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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.

Wes Craven, "who" --> This is a redundant pronoun. It is already established it is referring to Wes and hence is incorrect. Eliminate any option having "who" after Wes. That eliminates options - A, D and E.

This leaves us with options B and C.

Option B: Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
The error here is "both". It is redundant again as and is already present in the sentence. "in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest".
Hence, this is incorrect.

Which leaves us with option C-

Option C: Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored.
"was"- > for singular catalog is correct. Hence, this is the correct answer.
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Need to check parallelism and S+V agreement

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
Incorrect. Parallelism is wrong: "both anchored ... and Robert Fuest" (verb ...and noun)

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Incorrect. Wrong parallelism: both in the slasher ... and Robert Fuest

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Correct. Seems that everything is correct here (Also "...catalog of films that was anchored..." is FINE)

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
Incorrect. No main verb here.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Incorrect. The same as D. No main verb here. Wrong parallelism in "both ... and..."

The answer choice is C.
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(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
'both' is creating the issue in this option. 'Both' is used for 'Catalog of films'.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
'both' is misplaced here. It should be used as "in the slasher-film tropes of both Pete Walker and Robert Fuest"

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Doesn't have any error..............................Correct Answer.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
Here, the meaning of 'films anchored' is not clear. 'that' is missing between 'films' and 'anchored'.


(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
'both' is misplaced here. It should be used as "in the slasher-film tropes of both Pete Walker and Robert Fuest"


ANSWER: C
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Error Analysis: The placement of 'both' is incorrect. Ideally, it would have been appropriate to place 'both' just prior to 'Pete Walker', so that we would have the construction 'both X and Y'. But the way sentence is framed now, it doesn't allow for it, since non-underlined portion is followed by 'in the slasher-film tropes'. 'both' will be very far from the list 'Pete Walker' and Robert Fuest' .

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored -Incorrect, for the reasons stated in the error analysis.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Incorrect, placement of 'both' is at issue again as the list 'Pete Walker and Robert Fuest' is not following it immediately
(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 - Incorrect, There is no verb for subject 'Wes Craven' in the first part of the sentence, making it a fragment.
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Incorrect, Just as in A and B, placement of 'both' is incorrect and just as in D there is no verb for the subject making the first part of the sentence a fragment.

And: C
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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 ; meaning error
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both ; meaning error
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a [color=#ed1c24]well-known catalog of films that w[color=#ed1c24]as anchored [/color]; correct
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored ; incorrect
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both ; meaning error

IMO C

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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 is comparing 1)anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and 2)Robert Fuest doesn't makes sense
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both--same as A
(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----------- USes the main clause as modifier if we use comma yet doesn't makes sense
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both-------- same as D
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IMO answer is B:

In A, who was is redundant,

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
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
(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
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D,E - Fragment --> no verb for Subject "Wes Craven"
A,B - Idiomatic usage both X and Y.

Here the X and Y parts are not parallel

C - "Was" is referring to the "catalog" not "films"

Hence, C is the Answer.
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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: The sentence discusses the different ways in which WC (Wes Craven) produces horror films. So, in the past he created X yet his efforts into Y helped him win respect.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - 'Who was' is redundant cause WC is still a horror film director + the use of 'both anchored' is unclear.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - The use of 'both' in the original sentence is used for the object 'catalog of films' but in this option it changes meaning and is used for to address 'tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest'. The correct use of both would have been - WC, a horror film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored in the tropes of both, Pete Walker and Robert Fuest'.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - Correct - This sentence clarifies the meaning of the original sentence using the correct adjective (Horror film director, WC) and tense (was). E.g. WC created a catalog of films that was anchored in ABC yet, his foray now into DEF has won him respect.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - The tense is incorrect.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Incorrect use of tense and incorrect use of both (as in option B).
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I think the correct answer is C.

Here the sentence is apt, clearly stating the intended meaning.
The word both is not positioned clarly.
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In this question, the combination should be "...films anchored both in..." and not "...films both anchored..." as found in A. Therefore, A is eliminated based on that.

C, D, and E committed the same error in terms of structure. Making B the best choice answer in terms of meaning, structure and the placement of modifiers.

Hence answer choice B.

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(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)

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(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.
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(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
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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"

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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.

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