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In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 22:28
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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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Re: SC- GMATTer [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 22:42
GMATBLACKBELT 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 Need a subjective pronoun over here
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 CORRECT


E for me.........

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Debated over B & E...eliminated B because of "whom", i suppose we need a subjective pronoun over here!
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 08:40
For nice guys. OA is A.

I forgot that "that" acts like which does.

The noun preceding that will command the upcoming verb.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 10:33
Gmatblackbelt,

great SC, and i wanted to ask you, how could you tell when 'that" acts like "which?" Is it all the time, or only on special occasions such as this one? I mean i was positive that B was the right answer, but taking ion copnsideration your words made me rethink my answer.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2007, 16:42
hm, i picked B because i thought the initial subject was the "patchwork", so i thought it needed the singular form of the verb to surround.

Can anyone explain why we are matching up 'to surround' with green fields ?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 07:11
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surround Vs sorrounds, choose surround because we are talking about greenfields. So eliminate
surround the San Joaquin Valley town bustles with farm workers, many of them B and E

Eliminate D as of which is incorrect.

between A and C, choose A, as it cannot be many of who are, instead one can use many of whom are, but we dont have such choice so A is correct
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 19:28
GMAT Black Belt - Indeed this is a great SC and your answer on it gave very good info. Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 20:09
michaelny2001 wrote:
Gmatblackbelt,

great SC, and i wanted to ask you, how could you tell when 'that" acts like "which?" Is it all the time, or only on special occasions such as this one? I mean i was positive that B was the right answer, but taking ion copnsideration your words made me rethink my answer.

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I think every time, although im not 100% sure so don't take what I say to heart just yet. SC gurus can you confirm this please???
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Re: SC- GMATTer [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2008, 15:22
i'd say every time as well... for ex. one of the dogs THAT bark... not one of the dogs barks...
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Re: SC- GMATTer [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2008, 15:24
sorry.. why do we select many of them vs. many of who
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Re: SC- GMATTer [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 05:40
Not me (the hunter), but Bob800 from TestMagic forum

The second question has been discussed many times, with no consensus. I personally doubt that it is a real GMAT question because choices A and B can both be justified.

First issue:
"patchwork of green fields that surround" vs. "patchwork of green fields that surrounds"
Both are possible. They have very slightly different meanings, but both meanings make sense. In the first case "that" is plural and refers to "fields." In the second case "that" is singular and refers to "patchwork." In the first case the sentence says that the patchwork is made up of green fields and that the green fields surround the town. In the second case it is the patchwork that surrounds the town. What's the difference? Both make sense to me.

Second issue:
"many of them" vs. "many of whom are"
Here is where I have a preference. "Many of whom are" is perfectly grammatical and unambiguous. In "many of them," however, one could argue that "them" is ambiguous: does it refer to the nearby noun "workers" or to the earlier subject "green fields"? Well, only a nitpicker would ever think that it could refer to "green fields." I have seen many correct answers in GMAT Sentence Correction where a nitpicker might say that pronoun reference is ambiguous but where a person with common sense would have no problem.

So, if I had to choose one answer, I would choose B. But I don't think A is so bad.
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Re: SC- GMATTer [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 22:34
Guys do you agree with first part of the above explanation,

In sahil's note I found,
one of the NOUN (this noun will always be plural) + that/who + PLURAL VERB
Example:
He is one of the persons who make money.
This is one of the cars that run on hydrogen.

But for ,
=> the patchwork of green fields that can be both singular or plural.
Based on the meaning of that. But it is so, THAT is ambiguous isn't it ?
OK, now it means the sentence following the above will determine what THAT refers.


the patchwork of green fields that surrond the house. ( => Green Fields )
the patchwork of green fields that is simmilar to a stupid design. ( => patch work )

Can guru's add to it ......
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