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

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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 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.

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(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.

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(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
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22 Jul 2019, 12:03
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
Wes Craven, who was x, films “both anchored” is incorrect and illogical
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Wes craven created films anchored both xxx - correct, since anchored modifies films. Craven created yet his forays .......
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Films that was is incorrect, also was does not match with films in number
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
Wes who created x yet his - is not parallel and hence incorrect
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Same reason as D..

So, B

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22 Jul 2019, 12:38

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 - If we disregard the relative clause between the commas, "...who was a horror-film director", the necessary information is missed, & the modification is not sufficient; hence not correct; also "....catalog of films both anchored " changes the intended meaning of the sentence. DISCARD
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Correct & precise; "well-known catalog of films anchored both in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest.." sounds good, posses intended meaning;
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - "...of films that was anchored", Usage of That is to convey essential information regarding the subject of the clause, here "a well-known catalog of films" - But missing BOTH in the sentence.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - Changes meaning, here it is working as the well-known catalog of films is doing the action , "anchored"
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Not properly modifying the Subject of the sentence.
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22 Jul 2019, 13:06
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 right answer is A because all other choices change meaning:
Wes Craven, "who was a horror-film director", created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
Wes Craven WAS a horror-film director
So the right answer is A

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored. RIGHT.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both. WRONG. Change meaning, Wes Craven isn't a horror-film director
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored.WRONG. Change meaning, Wes Craven isn't a horror-film director
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored.WRONG. Change meaning, Wes Craven isn't a horror-film director
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both.WRONG. Change meaning, Wes Craven isn't a horror-film director
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22 Jul 2019, 17:31
I don’t see anything wrong with the sentence. It clearly conveys the message that Wes Craven was once upon a time a horror movie director by appropriately modifying him. The later part of the underlined portion also clearly sets off parallelism using the construct both x and y.

Option B modifies Wes Craven as though he is still directing horror films, which is not the intended message in the sentence.

Option C, D and E also failed to keep the original meaning of the sentence just as it is in option B, thereby distorting the meaning. C and D failed to keep the parallel construct both x and y as clearly shown in A.

The right answer is therefore A.

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22 Jul 2019, 17:55
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.

Modifier Who was a horror-film director - should modify noun Wes Craven
Created -> is this a verb used in past tense or is it a modifier.
Yet -> indicates contrast
Both anchored / anchored both
- A & B both are good
- Both A & B are good

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
Who correctly modifies Wes Craven , films both anchored in A & B , in this option both should reflect to A & B, both modifies films , it is not clear what is the second element for both..

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
a horror-film director - correctly modifies Wes Craven . Created is used as verb . anchored both in slasher film troops of Pete (A) and Robert (B) . anchored correctly modifies films. yet preserves the indicated contrast. Correct answer!

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
films that was anchored is incorrect. subject verb agreement error with 'films' and 'was' verb form

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
in this option who created is used as a modifier for Wes Craven, eventually removing the contrast that is required by yet

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
in this option who created is used as a modifier for Wes Craven, eventually removing the contrast that is required by yet

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22 Jul 2019, 20:24
There are few problems in the OP- 1.verb modifier 'created' is incorrectly modifying noun 'wes craven'.
2.Usage of 'both' is incorrect. It seems to be referring to 'catalog of films'

A. Incorrect. As per reasons listed above.
B. Incorrect. As per reason 1 listed above.
C. Incorrect. Subject-verb agreement error. Using verb 'was' for 'catalogue of films'.
Out of option D and E, option E is using the correct idiomatic expression- both...and.

IMO option E.

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22 Jul 2019, 20:39
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

Usage of both is incorrect as it doesnt signify parallelism and usage of yet with both is incorrect
This eliminates A, B and E

(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
catalog of films cant anchor in slasher-film tropes of Pete ...
It was Craven who anchored. Thus D is the correct 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.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored-Incorrect
Parallelism error both -(anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker) and ( Robert Fuest) are not parallel

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Incorrect
similar error as in A , parallelism error ,both -(in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker) and ( Robert Fuest) are not parallel

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored-Incorrect
In correct structure of the sentence , no antecedent for that

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored-Correct
Correct modifier , no parallelism error , conveys intended meaning

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both-Correct
use of both is not necessary - gives parallelism error between-(in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker) and ( Robert Fuest)
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23 Jul 2019, 00:44
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 used as an ambiguous term.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both: Again, anchored both does not clarify the thing that which subject or object does it belong.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored: Instead of was, were should be used.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored: This looks fine with the sentence structure, no ambiguous term also.
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both: Again there is ambiguity.
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23 Jul 2019, 00:45
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored: Both is used as an ambiguous term.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both: Again, anchored both does not clarify the thing that which subject or object does it belong.
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored: Instead of was, were should be used.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored: This looks fine with the sentence structure, no ambiguous term also.
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both: Again there is ambiguity.
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23 Jul 2019, 00:58
Answer is (C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored

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Question: 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
No... both X and Y. "both anchored, yet"

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
No... both X and Y. "anchored both in slasher-film tropes, yet"

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
No... catalog of films (plural) that was were.

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

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
No ... both X and Y. "anchored both in slasher-film tropes, yet"

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23 Jul 2019, 03:17
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.

films that were... subject verb agreement, eliminate C
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored

Both is incorrectly used...... it should be both noun and noun.... to maintain parallelism
(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
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both

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

Both A and B.
and B is not underlined. Both A part looks problematic.
A and B should be parallel.

(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 - SV Error
(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

After POE, D should be the correct answer.
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23 Jul 2019, 06:14
B and E have to be eliminated as they are not in alignment with the intended meaning(the original sentence mentions both anchored whereas B and E mention anchored both ).Additionally D and E also make an incomplete sentence. After modifying with Who we essentially have to mention something about the subject we are modifying.
C,D,E also mention "Horror-film director Wes Craven" conveying the idea that Craven was exclusively a horror film director.
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23 Jul 2019, 06:33
(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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23 Jul 2019, 09:32
Hello experts.

I have a query regarding option (C)

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

Is there a rule regarding what should be considered as a subject in the case when the subject is presented in the form of "A OF B" or is it purely meaning driven?

Please find the screenshot attached of an OG question.

It has a similar subject in the form of A OF B followed by that+verb. In the attached question, the subject is plural while here it is singular.

The discussion on the same is here : https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-list-of- ... 41686.html

I just want to get clarity on this and avoid doing such mistakes.
Can someone explain with the reference of these two questions?

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

The meaning of this sentence is pretty forward, so presence of 'both' seems questionable, so we will discuss it in 'errors'

Errors:
Attachment:
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Correct idiom:

both X and Y

X and Y must be parallel to each other.
When we generally talking about parallel entities, we just care about only first word that followed after the parallelism marker.
if we want to put preposition it should be once outside or twice inside, this is all that you need to remember about 'both X and Y'

In our case 'both' is incorrect and unclear.

POE

Eliminate (A), (B) and (E) because of 'both' error as explained above
(E) also can be eliminated because of missing verb for subject - Horror-film director Wes Craven

(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

So we are left with (C) and (D)
(D) eliminated 'both' error but introduces another one, there is no verb for subject - Horror-film director Wes Craven

(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
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You have nice explanation with pictures, But can you please explain why D is incorrect : It do has a verb Created, followed by who :
As case of who, useage is correct as who can refer back to subject, In this case wes craven is subject , so WHO is correct followed by a verb.
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