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that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 11:54
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: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:07
reiswaffel 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


B & E out as they are using singular "surrounds" for fields.
D is out as it is using which for farm workers.
between A & C, 'many of them' is better than 'who'

I'll go with "A"
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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:09
reiswaffel 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 A.
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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:12
B. As correct usage of verb here is surrounds..so between B and E, b is better.
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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:12
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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



I Pick A.


Glad I am on right track :).

Quick question for you. Why "many of who" is not that gud here. Can you please shed some light if there is any grammer rule that this being violated
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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:21
the verb after take / which always takes the form of the noun preceding the take / which??

any exceptions to this rule??

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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:24
I believe 'that' can refer to both singular and plural.

In this case we have:

'the patchwork of green fields that'

'Of' is often used as a middleman and can usually be eliminated.

ex. The houses of that rich man contain very expensive furniture.
The houses contain very expensive furniture.

This leaves us with 'the patchwork surrounds' and rules out A, C and D.

Whom at the end of B is incorrect.

That leave me with E.
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Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2008, 12:39
OA is A.

this question already has been posted
11-p392879?t=55181&hilit=In+good+years%2C+the+patchwork+of+green+fields+that+surround#p392879
That leaves us with the question already posted in the old thread

Any general rule?? The reference is always the last noun before that / which??
Re: that/which + verb (plural / singular???)   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2008, 12:39
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