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1. 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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B.

surrounds agrees in number with patchwork
whom is needed at the end to refer back people (not them)
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Why would patchwork of green fields surrounds something? I would think that a patchwork of green fields would surround something.

I went with C on this one, even tho' I dislike the who. A with the them didn't work and D had a bustle instead of bustles.
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New post 01 Nov 2005, 15:00
I go for A.

Two things:

1. green fields that surround

2. either many of them or many of whom are
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New post 01 Nov 2005, 15:03
On second thought (and closer reading of duttsit's reply) patchwork surrounds something. So, yes, change mine to B.
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A is the answer. A restrictive clause splitting the independent clause should agree with the word(green fields) immediately preceding. This is a commonly tested GMAT concept. See my detailed explanations here and you will see why A is best. http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 2&start=20
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The patchwork is a singular noun, and therefore, we need a singular verb. Eliminate A, C and D.

E is incorrect since "many" does not have a clear referant.

The best answer is B.
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New post 01 Nov 2005, 21:22
Paul,

I just read your explanation and it is great! I retract my previous answer choice.

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OA is A.

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New post 02 Nov 2005, 19:55
great explanation Paul.
It did clear a concept.

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New post 02 Nov 2005, 22:54
Thanks Paul!
That was a good one. I would have missed such a restrictive clause otherwise.
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This is tricky!!!!

Eliminate B and E due to the rules of restrictive clauses: "that + clause"

C is the only correct option. The correct pronoun is "who"
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New post 03 Nov 2005, 01:25
rigger wrote:
The patchwork is a singular noun, and therefore, we need a singular verb. Eliminate A, C and D.

E is incorrect since "many" does not have a clear referant.

The best answer is B.

Thanks for the wonderful explanation, Paul. Agree with A.
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