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# Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is

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Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is one of the many new satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces to detailed scrutiny from space.

A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact
C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting
D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces
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04 Jan 2005, 08:46
I'd go with (A)

In my opinion, the key is the phrase "one of the many new satellites", so the qualifier would be "is" rather than "are". This rules our (D) and (E).

(C) is ruled out as it changes the meaning.

(B) is eliminated because of the construct "how Earth's atmosphere... interact to detailed scrutiny"
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04 Jan 2005, 08:52
Agree with maaverick. Its between A and B. Will go with A.
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Agree with Maaverick that it is between A & B.

But B seems correct to me. In "Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact", interact is correct because we are referring to "atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces".

In A, I find "15 years effort of subjecting the interactions" very awkward...
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04 Jan 2005, 09:06
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gayathri wrote:
Agree with Maaverick that it is between A & B.

But B seems correct to me. In "Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact", interact is correct because we are referring to "atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces".

In A, I find "15 years effort of subjecting the interactions" very awkward...

Correction & Thanks, Gayathri for pointing that out. I'll revise my choice to (B) because the construct "part of 15 years effort" in (A) doesn't sound as good as B's "part of a 15-year effort".

Eagerly awaiting the OA.
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04 Jan 2005, 09:45
Since the underlined portion in 'B' ends with interact, shouldn't it have something like 'interact....with....'
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E it is. the phrase 'one of the many...' part of 15 yr effort ... prompts us to use a plural verb - 'are' in this case. D uses an incorrect tense.
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04 Jan 2005, 12:10
E !

...one of the many that are part...

the many other satellites are part of !
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Must be (E)
The rule is: "one of [plurals] that [plural-verb]..."
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04 Jan 2005, 20:27
good one.. B seems to be the right one. how is it E? it seems awkward.
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05 Jan 2005, 20:42
I would go with (C).

(A) & (B) Pronoun Agreement error.
satellites that is
satellites, which is

Also, IMO (A), (B), (D) and (E) incorrectly refers that Satellites are part of an effort.

(C) correctly uses Absolute phrase which modifies the whole sentence.

Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is one of the many new satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting to detailed scrutiny from space.
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Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is one of the many new satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces to detailed scrutiny from space.

A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces

B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact

C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting

D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces

E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces

I pick B.

A - It does not make sence to link "subjecting...." and "to detailed scrutiny.....".
C - Missing "that" or "which" after the "....satellites," in the sentence.
D - The subject in the sentence is 'the AM-1", which needs "that is", not "that are". "that has" is also an error.
E - Same as D's first error.

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06 Jan 2005, 10:04
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I am with (E)

Which in B refers to "one of the many new satellites" or "AM-1"?.

I think it refers to "one of the many new satellites" and if it is this then are should follow and not is.
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It should be E.
Relative pronoun "that" should refer to closest noun "satellites" which is plural. A and B are out. C is NOT an absolute phrase. It has conjugated verb "are interacting" so it is a clause but with no subject or relative pronoun referring to the subject at hand. Furthermore, it is very awkwardly written. D, "part of an effort for 15 years" is grammatically wrong.
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09 Jan 2005, 21:50
sorry for late

The OA is E.

Thanks

But I really don't know why B is erroneous
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B is wrong because it changes the meaning. "Is" is correct. Because "is" here refers to "one of the many." one is singular. But this is the very fact why it is wrong cuz it changes the meaning. It is not wrong because it doesn't agree with verb. "Which" does not have to refer to satellites. In fact, I there are two examples in the Brutal SC that applying this "rule" will give you a wrong answer.

A is the only one that has the subject/verb agreement wrong.

B says (correctly): Of all the satellites, the AM-1 is the one that is part of the 15 years... (Only the AM-1 is part of the effort of subjecting. the other ones are NOT)

E says: The AM-1 is one of many satellites that are ALL part of the the 15 years... (This is what the stem is trying to say but it used "is" instead of "Are" which is wrong.)

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26 Nov 2009, 01:06
Here is a singular-plural issue. IMO "that" refers to satellites, "that are" is correct, not "that is"

(E) is concise and clear
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29 Nov 2009, 00:29
i agree. that refers to satellites but what's your thoughts on B?
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09 Jan 2012, 22:21
I thought if you use one then the verb must be singular.
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10 Jan 2012, 00:13
OA is E and it is E. one of plural takes plural verb
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