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Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

The reason the film’s stream-of-consciousness imagery is so successful is because of its capture of the sensorial experience of childhood.

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Choice (D) is correct.  It avoids the unidiomatic phrasing and wordiness of the original by replacing the prepositional phrase "because of its capture of the sensorial experience of childhood" with the clearer and more concise noun clause "that it captures the sensorial experience of childhood."

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