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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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13 Sep 2008, 09:10
dancinggeometry 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

What is according to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor?

the Ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone.

B D & E have modifier issue.

Between A & C, C moves famous because of “The Godfather to the middle and changes the meaning of the Original sentence to mean as if the mobster is famous because of the GF and not the town is famous because of the GF.
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14 Sep 2008, 07:24
B,C change the meaning
D is the case of the misplaced modifier
and "E" is very wordy..
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14 Sep 2008, 09:58
icandy wrote:
dancinggeometry 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

What is according to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor?

the Ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone.

B D & E have modifier issue.

Between A & C, C moves famous because of “The Godfather to the middle and changes the meaning of the Original sentence to mean as if the mobster is famous because of the GF and not the town is famous because of the GF.

IM not clear still :
famous modifies town or the mobster !!!! how to crack such questions where the meaning itself is not clear .ANY SUGGESTIONS???
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14 Sep 2008, 09:59
icandy wrote:
dancinggeometry 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

What is according to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor?

the Ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone.

B D & E have modifier issue.

Between A & C, C moves famous because of “The Godfather to the middle and changes the meaning of the Original sentence to mean as if the mobster is famous because of the GF and not the town is famous because of the GF.

IM not clear still :
famous modifies town or the mobster !!!! how to crack such questions where the meaning itself is not clear .ANY SUGGESTIONS???
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15 Sep 2008, 01:40
E for me. A has the problem of pronoun antedecent. Whether "he" references "the godfather" or "the ailing mobster" is not clear in A.
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15 Sep 2008, 01:55
OA is A.
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15 Sep 2008, 09:34

ARgh. BS question.

spriya wrote:
icandy wrote:
dancinggeometry 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

What is according to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor?

the Ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone.

B D & E have modifier issue.

Between A & C, C moves famous because of “The Godfather to the middle and changes the meaning of the Original sentence to mean as if the mobster is famous because of the GF and not the town is famous because of the GF.

IM not clear still :
famous modifies town or the mobster !!!! how to crack such questions where the meaning itself is not clear .ANY SUGGESTIONS???
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