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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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31 Aug 2006, 23:55
Confused between A & C ...

Will stick with A here...
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01 Sep 2006, 00:34
Should be A...

In C... may of who is wrong....

bustles refers to the patchwork and hence singular...
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01 Sep 2006, 00:50
A stands.
" patchwork.......bustles".
Also, "them" is correct to refer to "farm workers".
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01 Sep 2006, 02:18
should it not be surround?
what is surround/surrounds modifying?patchwork(singular)or green fields (plural)?
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01 Sep 2006, 02:31
(B) for the correct S-V agreement. patchwork...surrounds...
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01 Sep 2006, 04:25
The patchwork of x that surrounds .....with farm workers, many of whom are ....

like B
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01 Sep 2006, 10:34
A is correct :

In good years, the patchwork (singular subject) of green fields that (expletive refers to fields) surround (correct verb) the San Joaquin Valley town bustles (singular verb for singular subject) with farm workers, many of them are in the area just for the season.
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01 Sep 2006, 11:46
In good years, the patchwork (singular subject) of green fields that (expletive refers to fields) surround (correct verb) the San Joaquin Valley town bustles (singular verb for singular subject) with farm workers, many of them are in the area just for the season.

How can surround agree with singular patchwork.
This looks more like (B) to me.(surrounds is singular)
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01 Sep 2006, 12:04
Futuristic wrote:
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

I pick B

Since patchwork is the subject, which is singular we need singular verb: surrounds which brings us down to choice B and E.

E is wrong because many are after the comma, what is the many are referring to?

B clearly states "many of whom" which is clearly referring to the farmers.
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01 Sep 2006, 12:09
sangarelli wrote:
In good years, the patchwork (singular subject) of green fields that (expletive refers to fields) surround (correct verb) the San Joaquin Valley town bustles (singular verb for singular subject) with farm workers, many of them are in the area just for the season.

How can surround agree with singular patchwork.
This looks more like (B) to me.(surrounds is singular)

Precisely, that was the tarp !!
"That" refers to fields and not to patchwork.
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01 Sep 2006, 17:22
judging by the endings the answer can't be C D or E

it's b/w A and B

B even though looks like a correct SVA, has a problem with the ending

workers, MODIFIER.
workers, many of whom are blah... -> isn't this wrong??? don't you think A has a correct modifier by not using "ARE"?
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01 Sep 2006, 20:05
GMATT73 wrote:
(B) for the correct S-V agreement. patchwork...surrounds...

"that" is referring to the green fields not to patchwork. So it can't be B. Another problem with B is:
To qualify for a modifier, last part should be a phrase rather than a clause.

So only A stands.
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02 Sep 2006, 22:08
OA is A
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17 Sep 2006, 14:57
'a patchwork of greenfields that surround', that refers to greenfields(plural) itself

in 'a patchwork of greenfields that surrounds', that refers to patchwork(singular)

what 'that' refers to depends on the verb that follows it.
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16 Jun 2007, 22:39
Futuristic wrote:
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

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.

patchwork....bustles.

an example from ManhattanGMAT.

The houses of that rich man (contain/contains) very expensive furniture.

The houses of that rich man (contain/contains) very expensive furniture.

The houses of that rich man contain very expensive furniture.
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