According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 20 Jan 2017, 11:25

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 223
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 215 [1] , given: 7

According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jan 2013, 22:08
1
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

54% (02:05) correct 46% (01:17) wrong based on 288 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those
he most trusted.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

The Best Way to Keep me ON is to give Me KUDOS !!!
If you Like My posts please Consider giving Kudos

Shikhar

If you have any questions
New!
VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1420
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 175

Kudos [?]: 1335 [0], given: 62

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jan 2013, 22:15
shikhar wrote:
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those
he most trusted.

A sounds the best.
"famous because of "The Godfather" and near to those he most trusted" correctly modifies a town, which thereby modifies "Corleone".
Famous and Near are parallel as they both are adjectives that modify the same noun.
+1A
_________________
Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 223
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 215 [0], given: 7

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jan 2013, 22:26
Marcab wrote:
shikhar wrote:
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those
he most trusted.

A sounds the best.
"famous because of "The Godfather" and near to those he most trusted" correctly modifies a town, which thereby modifies "Corleone".
Famous and Near are parallel as they both are adjectives that modify the same noun.
+1A

Yep I also chose A.
But doesnt He in A has "The godFather " as the antecedent ??
_________________

The Best Way to Keep me ON is to give Me KUDOS !!!
If you Like My posts please Consider giving Kudos

Shikhar

VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1420
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 175

Kudos [?]: 1335 [0], given: 62

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jan 2013, 22:50
shikhar wrote:
Marcab wrote:
shikhar wrote:
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those
he most trusted.

A sounds the best.
"famous because of "The Godfather" and near to those he most trusted" correctly modifies a town, which thereby modifies "Corleone".
Famous and Near are parallel as they both are adjectives that modify the same noun.
+1A

Yep I also chose A.
But doesnt He in A has "The godFather " as the antecedent ??

Honestly speaking, the term "The Godfather" immediately struck my mind as the movie so never thought that "he" may refer to the term.
Anyways, the inverted commas enclosing the term themselves tell that "The godfather" is not a person.
Let me know what you think.
_________________
Manager
Status: Never ever give up on yourself.Period.
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 152
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Human Resources
GMAT 1: 570 Q47 V21
GMAT 2: 690 Q50 V33
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 303 [0], given: 35

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jan 2013, 23:36
Unable to decide whether a town is famous because of “The Godfather” or whether
the ailing mobster is famous because of
“The Godfather”... I thought the former one is correct so chose C as the answer.

Posted from my mobile device
Current Student
Joined: 28 Apr 2012
Posts: 311
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 770 Q50 V47
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 28

Kudos [?]: 391 [0], given: 142

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Jan 2013, 00:56
daviesj wrote:
Unable to decide whether a town is famous because of “The Godfather” or whether
the ailing mobster is famous because of
“The Godfather”... I thought the former one is correct so chose C as the answer.

Posted from my mobile device

It is clearly stated: a town famous because of the “The Godfather”
So you should not get confused.
_________________

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
― Voltaire

Press Kudos, if I have helped.
Thanks!

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3089
Followers: 785

Kudos [?]: 6528 [0], given: 1012

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Jan 2013, 05:53
daviesj wrote:
Unable to decide whether a town is famous because of “The Godfather” or whether
the ailing mobster is famous because of
“The Godfather”... I thought the former one is correct so chose C as the answer.

Posted from my mobile device

C is impossible because the godfather doesn't refuge in corleone.......this the meaning of C. In other words, the godfather went in corleone and this is not true, is the ailing mobster

_________________
Intern
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Posts: 40
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 76

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jan 2013, 06:13
Me too with A.
The sentence is grammatically correct.
Intern
Joined: 27 Dec 2012
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 4

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jan 2013, 22:01
Can anyone elaborate why D is not a correct option..

I happened to chose A...but still..can D be the OA?
Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3089
Followers: 785

Kudos [?]: 6528 [0], given: 1012

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jan 2013, 06:25
rohitgupta86 wrote:
Can anyone elaborate why D is not a correct option..

I happened to chose A...but still..can D be the OA?

be careful when you think in this scenario that D could be the OA because is dangerous.

In D the subject of the sentence is completely reverse (and it become an incidental phrase) and what is the modifier (and not the subject) become the Subject. This is pheraps the worst scenario to spot a SC.

Hope it helps
_________________
Current Student
Joined: 27 Jan 2013
Posts: 81
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 3
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 4

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2013, 15:39
i had a confusion between A & E...
went for A only because it is in active voice...and E in passive...

is it right????
Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 98
Location: India
GMAT Date: 10-25-2012
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 62

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2013, 23:26
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted - correct
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted modifier issue - "famous because of “The Godfather" incorrectly placed next to "According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor"
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted meaning issue - the ailing mobster was not famous because of “The Godfather...rather town was famous"
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” modifier issue
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those he most trusted. passive construction
_________________

if my post helped you, let me know by pressing Kudos...

Math Forum Moderator
Joined: 06 Jul 2014
Posts: 1274
Location: Ukraine
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V33
GMAT 2: 740 Q50 V40
Followers: 151

Kudos [?]: 1796 [0], given: 178

According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 May 2015, 14:24
shikhar wrote:
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.
A the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted
B famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
C the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
D near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
E Corleone, famous because of “The Godfather,” was the town that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those
he most trusted.

Can somebody please explain, why in variant A is used pronoun those rather than that. Those is a plural form of that. And in this case "those" refers to town and town is singular.

P.S. I understand that A is the best possible variant but just want to clarify situation with those
_________________
MBA Section Director
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 3545
Location: India
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 1514

Kudos [?]: 11838 [1] , given: 1861

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 May 2015, 21:17
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
'Those' has many uses.
1. It can be the plural form of that.
2. It can act as a demonstrative pronoun referring to people. For ex: Success awaits those who toil.

Here those refer to the people that this gangster dude trusts.
_________________
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10534
Followers: 919

Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2016, 22:38
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Intern
Joined: 24 Sep 2016
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 23

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Nov 2016, 07:23
souvik101990 wrote:
'Those' has many uses.
1. It can be the plural form of that.
2. It can act as a demonstrative pronoun referring to people. For ex: Success awaits those who toil.

Here those refer to the people that this gangster dude trusts.

Why answer choice E is wrong here??
_________________

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Re: According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing   [#permalink] 08 Nov 2016, 07:23
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing 8 25 Feb 2011, 07:47
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing 7 13 Sep 2008, 02:02
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing 5 23 Nov 2007, 08:33
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing 9 12 Sep 2007, 20:46
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, the ailing 6 28 Jul 2007, 19:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by