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

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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
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12 Sep 2007, 20:53
GMATBLACKBELT 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

should be A or E. as its the town which is famous because of the Godfather and not the mobster. I think i ll go with A . E looks a bit lengthy.
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12 Sep 2007, 22:04
Good job on A.

Althoguh don't feel bad bout E either. Its also correct, but A is shorter...

I guessed E too.
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12 Sep 2007, 22:06
A is correct. All the other sentences change the original meaning.

Correct?

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13 Sep 2007, 00:10
i think its C..
A conveys that the town was famous because of the godfather which is wrong. mobster can be famous as godfather and not the town.
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13 Sep 2007, 00:18
My thinking in ruling out E was that " According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutror" needs to follow " the ailing mobster". Instead it modifies the town, Corleone .
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13 Sep 2007, 03:19
I think E is wrong because of the tense of the sentence.
"Corleone" WAS the town that the ailing mobster WENT to. I dont think CAME to is right since WAS is in the past tense.
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13 Sep 2007, 14:06
A is clear and concise.

I think the flaw with E is passive voice plus the noun 'carolene' is separated from its verb, is the town, unnecessarily.
when A provides a better option, why to go for twisted sentence as in E.
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13 Sep 2007, 14:32
I chnaged from C to A

Guess, famous because of...and near to ... modifying Carolena
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13 Sep 2007, 16:57
MGMAT says that both A and E are correct. No grammatical errors. A is simply shorter than E.

So go for brevity.
13 Sep 2007, 16:57
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