Guy Ritchie, who had no formal training, in learning through practical experience, he became one of the most successful directors of his time.

A – who had no formal training, in learning through practical experience, he became 

B – having had no formal training, in learning through practical experience to become

C – who, having no formal training, he learnt through practical experience in becoming

D – who, having had no formal training and learnt through practical experience, became

E – who had no formal training, learnt through practical experience to become

Right Answer: E

Error Identification: 

IdentifierFix
Underlined modifier “who…” modifies “Guy Ritchie”Modifier
Underlined modifier “in learning…” incorrectly modifies “training”Modifier
Incorrect usage of “Guy Ritchie…, he became”Modifier

Explanation:

In the sentence, the underlined modifier ‘who…’ seems to correctly modify Guy Ritchie. However, the second modifier ‘in learning…’ seems to incorrectly modify ‘training’. Further the ‘he’ is redundant. Removing the modifiers leaves us with ‘Guy Ritchie, he became…’, which is incorrect.

 A – Modifier ‘in learning…’ incorrectly modifies ‘training’. The use of ‘he’ is redundant. Removing the modifiers leads to ‘Guy Ritchie, he became’, which is incorrect. Hence, eliminated.

B – Present continuous ‘having’ is not required. There is no active verb, making it a sentence fragment. Hence, eliminated.

C – Present continuous ‘having’ is not required. Removing the modifiers leads to ‘Guy Ritchie who, he learnt’, which is incorrect. Hence, eliminated.

D – Present continuous ‘having’ is not required. Removing the modifiers leads to ‘Guy Ritchie who, became’, which is incorrect. Hence, eliminated.

E – Retains the original correct ‘who…’ that modifies Guy Ritchie. The modifiers are properly constructed and placed. Removing the modifiers keeps the sentence construction and meaning intact. This is the correct answer.

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