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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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'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.
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I am also confused why E is wrong.. Which is the misplaced modifier? can you elaborate?

prosecutor is talking about the mobster, not the city.
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26 Jan 2013, 23:15
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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.

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.
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26 Jan 2013, 23:26
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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 ??
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26 Jan 2013, 23:50
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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.
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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.
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27 Jan 2013, 00:36
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.

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27 Jan 2013, 01:56
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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.
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27 Jan 2013, 06:53
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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.

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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

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28 Jan 2013, 07:13
Me too with A.
The sentence is grammatically correct.
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28 Jan 2013, 23:01
Can anyone elaborate why D is not a correct option..

I happened to chose A...but still..can D be the OA?
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29 Jan 2013, 07:25
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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.

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31 Jan 2013, 16:39
i had a confusion between A & E...
went for A only because it is in active voice...and E in passive...

is it right????
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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 - 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
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03 May 2015, 15:24
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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.

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
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'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??
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21 Feb 2017, 08:27
emmafoster wrote:
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??

only A and C are in the race.

E is wrong because of misplaced modifier.
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21 Feb 2017, 08:58
I am also confused why E is wrong.. Which is the misplaced modifier? can you elaborate?
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21 Feb 2017, 10:15
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