In a book dealing with post-9/11 situation: “The planes colliding with buildings and collapsing skyscrapers were sensed more than cognized, felt more than intellectualized.”

This gives the impression that the planes collided with (a) buildings and (b) collapsing skyscrapers. Now, we know what the author means. The planes collided with the buildings and hence the skyscrapers collided. Hence,

changed to

“The planes colliding with buildings and the collapsing skyscrapers were sensed more than cognized, felt more than intellectualized.”

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