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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

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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

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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 is a fairly easy question.
It tests your ability for subject-verb and modifiers.
Before POE lets see a few basic things,
a horror-film director is referring to Wes Craven.
He created a well-known catalog of films anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker and Robert Fuest.

Let's get to the POE.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
This is an incorrect choice because of Faulty Parallelism.
anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker IS NOT PARALLEL TO Robert Fuest.


(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
This is an incorrect choice because of Faulty Parallelism.
in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker IS NOT PARALLEL TO Robert Fuest.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
This is the correct choice. Horror-film director is modifying Wes Craven. Created is the verb. Was is the correct verb as it refers to Catalog Which is singular.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
This sentence is incorrect as it does not have a verb.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
This sentence is incorrect as it does not have a verb.


IMO:- c
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Determining the right answer by POE:

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored
Parallelism issue: both X and Y – here, X and Y are not parallel.

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Parallelism issue: both X and Y – here, X and Y are not parallel.

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Removes the parallelism marker “both”. No SV issue. Looks good.

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
“who created…”, “yet his..”. Here, “his” is not exactly pointing to “Wes Craven”.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
“who created…”, “yet his..”. Here, “his” is not exactly pointing to “Wes Craven”. It brings back the parallelism issue.

Answer 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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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


Here the problem with the given sentence is the usage of both X and Y. There is no parallelism in X and Y.
anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker = X
Robert Fuest = Y
Hence no parallelism.

POE:
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored : As described above
(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 --> removes both. also created a well known catalog of films ......yet his foray helped... gives the right contrast
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored--> Incorrect as Wes Craven has no verb before yet
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both ---> same as A

Option 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.

(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


Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films both anchored in X & Y
In above sentence, both refers to catalog which is incorrect whereas as per the meaning of the sentence, it refers to X & Y
So, A,B & E are out
D has a missing verb for subject 'Horror-film director Wes Craven'

Hence 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


Idiom: Both X and Y… needs to be parallel.
Meaning: The director, WC, created a catalog of KNOWN films based on one style, BUT the films he created in another other style were what helped him achieve respect among others.

First, "both anchored in tropes of PM and RF" is not parallel, so (B), (A) and (E) out; also, in (A) "WC, who was", imps he either stopped directing films (retired) or died… we don't know that;
Second, modifier issue in (D) and (E), imps a fragmented sentence "WC yet…", out;

Answer: (C).

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Here are the reasons to eliminate each option

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 wrongly used here. The idiom is "both X and Y", the second leg of the idiom is missing here.

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

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Correct. The idiom is gone, "that" correctly refers to "catalog of films", a singular noun

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
Fragment, there's no verb for "Horror-film director Wes Craven", "anchored" modifies "films" since there's no comma.

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Same as above, plus now the idiom error is also incorporated.
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This one is about subject - verb agreement and parallelism, so you must detect the marker of reference immediately.

Error analysis:

First of all, Wes Craven does not have a verb. Also, the marker "both" is incorrectly used since entities "anchored in the slasher-film tropes of Pete Walker" and "Robert Fuest" are not parallel.

(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - Incorrect as error analysis
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - It corrects the subject verb agreement, but usage of both is incorrect per error analysis
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - Seems good, gonna keep it
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - No verb for Wes Craven
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both Incorrect as error analysis

So (C) is our answer.

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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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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 X and Y parallelism is not correct. Incorrect

(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
Both X and Y parallelism is not correct. Incorrect

(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Horror-film director Wes Craven is correct. created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored is also correct.
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, yet his forays into mainstream dramatic films helped him achieve respect among a wider audience of film fans and critics. Correct

(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
The sentence is not complete. Incorrect

(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
The sentence is not complete. Incorrect
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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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IMO C Parallelism

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 wrong meaning and wrong parallelism.
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
'Both anchored is wrong because one part is slasher... of peter walker, and the other part is 'robert fuest' a person
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored
Correct parallelism and clear meaning free of issues as per me.
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored
'who created..' is a modifier phrase that is modifying the director and the portion after the modifier phrase talks about the films and not the director , so wrong
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both
the subject is wes Craven , but it is not coherent with the non underlined portion ,which talks about the films alone (or the cataloge of films) ,so wrong

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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... anchored and... ?? here we do not have the second verb
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both ----both...in slasher films and...?? the idiom is incorrectly used
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored --CORRECT. this tells us that films were anchored, not Wes himself, and this is correct
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored --- this tell us that Wes was anchored himself and this distorts the intended meaning
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both both...in slasher films and...?? the idiom is incorrectly used
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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 -ed and noun" construction issue
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both--> "both in the and noun" construction issue
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored --> correct: "that" correctly modifies "a well-known catalog"
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored --> main verb missing
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both --> same as B, also main verb missing
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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 is a Sentence Correction (SC) question. Let us analyze if the option (A) is relevant and if not, let us find out the best suitable option.
(A) Wes Craven, who was a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films both anchored - The word "both" here is redundant as it should have preceded "Pete Walker and Robert Fuest". As given here, it refers to the word "anchored" and does not have the second relevant word to refer. Incorrect
(B) Wes Craven, a horror-film director, created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - Here again the word "both" is redundant; however, in this case it refers to "slasher-film tropes" without second noun to refer. Incorrect
(C) Horror-film director Wes Craven created a well-known catalog of films that was anchored - This sentence is concise and does not use any redundant and unnecessary words. The phrase "that was anchored" refers to the word "catalog". Correct
(D) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored - This version of sentence makes it grammatically incorrect, since there is no noun + verb structure. If there was a comma after the word "films" it would be grammatically correct, but still the meaning would be distorted, since the director himself could not be anchored in the slasher-film tropes. Incorrect
(E) Horror-film director Wes Craven, who created a well-known catalog of films anchored both - This option incorrectly uses the word "both" which is ungrammatical to use here. Incorrect

Answer: C
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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.

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