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# Floating in the waters of the equatorial pacific, an array

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78.Floating in the waters of the equatorial pacific, an array of buoys collect and transmit data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, interactions that affect global climate.
A. an array of buoys collect and transmit data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, interactions that affect
B. an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, with interactions affecting
C. an array of buoys collect and transmit data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere that affects
D. an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere that is affecting
E. an array of buoys collect and transmit data on long term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere as

Oa is
Pl explain the reference of array here. is it singular or plural?

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Re: another interesting [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2009, 06:04
What is the source of OQ?

I think the array should be singular.
If you observe, all the answer choices started with 'an'.
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03 Jul 2009, 06:17
Interesting question. Initially I thought 'an array of buoys' is singular so looked into B and D options ... but these two options don't look right to me.

then I decided 'an array of buoys' is plural .. so A fits here.

Please Post OA and OE for this one.
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03 Jul 2009, 09:09
I think this question has wrong underlined portion.

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03 Jul 2009, 09:36
How can be an array be singular?
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03 Jul 2009, 10:05
Quote:
I think the array should be singular.
If you observe, all the answer choices started with 'an'.

Array is a collective noun.

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