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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 02:18
Good question, I got flummoxed by it and chose B.
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 04:11
379. In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of them in the area just for the season.



(1) that surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of them
(2),which surrounds the San Joaquin Valley town, bustles with farm workers, many of them.


i hope it makes clear to why "A" is correct.
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 04:23
I see, because "that" refers to green fields and "which" refers to patchwork
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 09:58
that refers the subject is green fields so it requires plural verb.
Ans. A
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2011, 05:42
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Can you help me choose between A and B? and clarify why. please

379. In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of them in the area just for the season.
(A) surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of them
(B) surrounds the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of whom are
(C) surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of who are
(D) surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustle with farm workers, many of which
(E) surrounds the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many are

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Its A!!

Referring to Manhattan: this appears to be a case of "sub group Modifier"

Subgroup Modifiers: Use them, when you want to describe Part of a larger group
Three rights ways:
A. “This model explains all known subatomic particles, SOME only recently discovered.”> S
B. “This model explains all known subatomic particles, SOME OF THEM only recently discovered.” > SOT
C. “This model explains all known subatomic particles, SOME OF WHICH WERE only recently discovered.” > SOWW

In place of “SOME”, we can substitute SANAMM (some, any, none, all, more, most) pronouns
We can also use many, each, either, neither, half, one OR any other pronoun that
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 14:43
All the experts on major gmat websites have quoted B as the correct answer. I want to argue with all. The answer should be A.

Surround vs surrounds -> This looks fine for both the options A and B. But since we always have to follow the intended meaning, a slight preference is for option A.

many of them vs many of whom -> People have argued that many of them is ambiguous. IT IS NOT.
Reason :
For option A, we will consider the intended meaning of A.
the patchwork of green fields that surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers.
=>of green fields that surround the San Joaquin Valley town = description only
=> the sentence becomes => Patchwork bustles with farm workers, many of them in the area just for the season.
Now this 'THEM' can not refer back to green fields.


I accept ' many of whom' is correct too for option B.
=> Both A and B are correct, but if we have to follow the intended meaning we should select option A.
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 06:58
The answer is IMO B.

Patchwork is the subject. Green fields can't be the subject here.

We know noun after preposition can't be the subject of the sentence. e.g. The number of failures that is[not are] quite high has contributed to delay in completion.
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Re: 379 out of 1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 18:15
If answer B change " surrounds" to "surround", then it will be correct answer. OA is A, but it is seriously wrong. It needs a conjunction to connect two independent clauses.
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