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

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New post 18 Dec 2016, 03:30
Doesn't option A indicate that the town is famous because of The Godfather as well as because it is near to his relatives?
In which case the sentence would not make sense.
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New post 18 Dec 2016, 11:16
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Doesn't option A indicate that the town is famous because of The Godfather as well as because it is near to his relatives?
In which case the sentence would not make sense.

Hi rohitsatya, A cannot be interpreted that way since both of these are incorrect constructs:

i) because of near to those he most trusted
ii) because near to those he most trusted

On the other hand, this is a valid construct: a town 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.


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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I am also confused why E is wrong.. Which is the misplaced modifier? can you elaborate?
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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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ah.. I see what you mean. Thanks brs1cob. Kudos +1!
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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

B,C and D have wrongly placed modifiers.
E is grammatically correct but wordy.
A is grammatically correct and concise so preferred over E.
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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.


Hi Aryama

Isn't there a pronoun issue with option A. What is "he" referring to? the ailing mobsters or The Godfather?
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Godfather is the imaginary film name of the famous film with Marlon Brando in the cast and not that of a person.
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Although E changes meaning slightly (implying that the reason to shift was because it was close to his knowns) but isnt there pronoun reference error with 'he' in choice A? 'He' may refer to 'The Godfather' also.
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New post 27 Aug 2017, 07:50
I chose 'E' option between E and A because in A - "the ailing mobster came to take refuge in Corleone, a town famous because of the “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted."

It seems the Mobster chose this town for 2 reasons,
1) It was near to those he trusted,
2) it's the town famous for the "THE GODFATHER"


I feel like this reasoning is wrong.Can someone please explain to me what am I missing here
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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 town famous because of “The Godfather” and near to those he most trusted :- this entire thing is working as an appositive modifier, directly referring to Corleone.

E is not concise but atleast it preserves the meaning - that ailing mobster came to take refuge in because it was near to those he most trusted.

why A is correct?
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As much as I respect Manhattan, I don't think [those] is used correctly here. In my opinion, [those] in GMAT always needs to refer to a copy of something. That's definitely NOT the case here.

Can someone provide an OG example in which the aforementioned rule isn't the case?
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1) A subject of the sentence is NOT city but mobster, by accentuating on Corleone, we speak about the city - 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
2) Pronoun error - pronoun he, because it was near to those he most trusted - could refer both to mobster and "God Father" even if it is fiction, still some haze persists
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New post 20 May 2018, 00:23
After comma we need correct subject, ailing mobster is correct subject here.

Also
Modifiers - because of godfather and nearest to he most trusted
Both these modifiers modifies the "town"

So A is best choice

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