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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

Please explain why patchwork is not the subject here.
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Re: San Joaquin Valley [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 20:54
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Hi,
Firstly i like your habit of posting interesting questions :) .Keep doing that 8-)
In this question , If you have to choose the correct answer, you can easily do that by looking at
B. many of whom are ;- Many of them is better than many of whom are
C. many of who are
D. many of which
E. many are
They all are incorrect and sound awkward too.
Now coming to Patchwork thing :-\ Patchwork goes with :- Bustles with Farm workers
and green fields goes with :- that surround the San Joaquin Valley town

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Re: San Joaquin Valley [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 01:43
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This question has come up before; here is my detailed reply: the-single-most-popular-and-ambiguous-concept-in-sc-123567.html

The short version is that we need to use meaning to interpret what portion of the sentence is being modified. In this case, the winning interpretation looks like this:

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.

I hope this helps!
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Re: San Joaquin Valley [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 05:04
Very good question. Thanks a lot for posting. When I initially saw this question I thought the subject was "patchwork" rather than "fields".
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Re: San Joaquin Valley [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 13:05
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Very good question. Thanks a lot for posting. When I initially saw this question I thought the subject was "patchwork" rather than "fields".


I was caught by the same trap as well.
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Re: San Joaquin Valley [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2012, 00:41
I got tripped as well. but this is quite debateble
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Re: In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2014, 21:49
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Re: In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2015, 14:01
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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

Please explain why patchwork is not the subject here.


the subject is the patchwork, hence the verb must be in singular form "bustles".
"that" refers to the fields, hence the verb must be surround.
choices B, D, and E are eliminated.
C - many of who refers to workers. it should be whom
answer choice A is the correct one.
Re: In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround   [#permalink] 17 Apr 2015, 14:01
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