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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.


The answer is A- the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted

The original sentence is the correct answer

My logic:
This sentence is testing noun modifiers which should TOUCH the noun they modify:
Now I get how "because of the godfather and near to those he most trusted" modifies a town
How a town modifies Corleone


What I dont get is why the ailing mobster isn't modifying the anti-Mafia prosecutor (clearly not the same person)

I would appreciate help on this one. Thanks!


According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, [u]the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted.

I will try to explain this..
According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor - this is a modifier modifiing "the aling mobster"
a town famous - this is a modifier modifiing "Corelone"

If u try to grasp meaning of sentence
According to X --> the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone (which is a famous town)
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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.


The answer is A- the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted

The original sentence is the correct answer

My logic:
This sentence is testing noun modifiers which should TOUCH the noun they modify:
Now I get how "because of the godfather and near to those he most trusted" modifies a town
How a town modifies Corleone

What I dont get is why the ailing mobster isn't modifying the anti-Mafia prosecutor (clearly not the same person)

I would appreciate help on this one. Thanks!



"the ailing mobster" is a noun phrase, "ailing" is acting as an adjective for "mobster" and the whole phrase "the ailing mobster" expressed the sense of a noun. So, it is acting as a noun in the sentence. anti-Mafia prosecutor is again a noun.

e.g.

According to the chef, the decaying food should be disposed. --> the noun phrase "the decaying food" is not modifying anything

In fact the whole phrase "a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted" modifies the noun "Corleone"

For example:

Tom, an honest person and a hard-working professional who never gives up, got promoted last week --> Here the whole phrase "an honest person and a hard-working professional who never gives up" modifies "Tom"


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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 - No issue in sentence. all modifier are in place. lets check other option.

B. famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted - Famous because of "the godfather " should modify Corleone. Eliminate.

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted - the ailing mobster, famous because of -misplaced modifier Eliminate

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” - According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor, near to those he most trusted - Misplaced Modifier Eliminate

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 -wordy, it ref to what?, Corleone is subject in this option. Eliminate

A is correct answer.
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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 carolene is correctly modified as a town famous because of “The Godfather” and a town 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
wrongly modifies ailing mobster rather than carolene

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
changes the meaning that ailing mobster became famous because of the godfather

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
wrongly modifies ailing mobster rather than carolene

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
unnecessary wordy

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Does "near to those he most trusted" refer to town or what? I didn't get its meaning.

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Does "near to those he most trusted" refer to town or what? I didn't get its meaning.

Yes, I definitely think that's the case.
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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.
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Option E states that "the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those he most trusted"...but the original sentence does not seem to convey this cause-effect relation...

original sentence says "the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted." It does not explicitly say he came there because "it was a town near to those he most trusted"


could somebody pls comment whether we can eliminate E using this reasoning.
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Yes, option E can be eliminated based on the subtle change in meaning.

Option A - Mentions two characteristic of the town Corleone - 1. Famous because of "The Godfather" 2. The town is near to those he most trusted.

Option E has 2 problems :

1. It changes the focus from ailing mobster to town corleone.

2. It changes the meaning by stating cause and effect w.r.t taking refuge in the town.
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Hi everyone!

Only one question:
In answer choice E, the noun "Corleone" is not modifying the "prosecutor" just as the noun phrase "the ailing mobster" from answer choices A and C aren't either?
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The introductory prepositional phrase --- According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor --- has no role to play in the actual sentence. One may ignore it for all practical purposes. So it does not modify the mobster or Corleone. Of course, we can’t expect either the town or the mobster to modify the prosecutor. In the light of that:

A. the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted --- seems ok with modification.

B. famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted – famous because of “The Godfather” wrongly modifies the mobster. The mobster was not famous because of ‘The Godfather”. Corleone was.

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted -- same problem as in B

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”------ near to those he most trusted wrongly modifies the mobster. It was Corleone that was near to those he trusted.

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 --- grammatically ok but too wordy; it refers to the town because there is no other singular referent in the whole clause.

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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 thetown that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those he most trusted
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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 carolene is correctly modified as a town famous because of “The Godfather” and a town 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
wrongly modifies ailing mobster rather than carolene

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted
changes the meaning that ailing mobster became famous because of the godfather

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”
wrongly modifies ailing mobster rather than carolene

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
unnecessary wordy

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The introductory prepositional phrase --- According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor --- has no role to play in the actual sentence. One may ignore it for all practical purposes. So it does not modify the mobster or Corleone. In the light of that:

A. the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted --- seems ok with modification.

B. famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted – famous because of “The Godfather” wrongly modifies the mobster. The mobster was not famous because of ‘The Godfather”. Corleone was.

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted -- the same problem as in B

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”------ near to those he most trusted wrongly modifies the mobster. It was Corleone that was near to those he trusted.

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 --- grammatically ok but too wordy; it refers to the town because there is no other singular referent in the whole clause.

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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 thetown that the ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those he most trusted


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Hi,

Famous because of The Godfather --> since this is in the underlined part of the sentence, could it be mean this incorrectly modifies the town and should modify the ailing mobster? How should one make out?

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The introductory prepositional phrase --- According to Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor --- has no role to play in the actual sentence. One may ignore it for all practical purposes. So it does not modify the mobster or Corleone. In the light of that:

A. the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted --- seems ok with modification.

B. famous because of “The Godfather,” the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted – famous because of “The Godfather” wrongly modifies the mobster. The mobster was not famous because of ‘The Godfather”. Corleone was.

C. the ailing mobster, famous because of “The Godfather,” came to take refuge in Corleone, a town near to those he most trusted -- the same problem as in B

D. near to those he most trusted, the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of “The Godfather”------ near to those he most trusted wrongly modifies the mobster. It was Corleone that was near to those he trusted.

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 --- grammatically ok but too wordy; it refers to the town because there is no other singular referent in the whole clause.
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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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Hi,
Can I reject option D because "he" refer to ailing mobster instead of "the God father" ?
And the same applied to option E as "he" is ambiguous?

Since I can't find any error on option A,Iwill stick with the meaning from the original version
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