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Does subject reside in prepositional phrase ?

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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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We learnt that subject cannot reside in prepositional phrase, right ?
So how come here "one of the many new satellites" is having a plural subject. This can happen only if satellites is the subject.

Please clear this doubt.

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New post 05 Feb 2014, 21:52
The relative pronoun "that" modifies the noun that is immediately preceding it "satellites" which is plural, that's why the relative clause "that ... " has a plural verb "are"
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