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# In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround

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In good years, the patchwork of green fields that surround [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2007, 13:48
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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

surround or surrounds?

the patch work of green fields!!!! pls exp!

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20 Jul 2007, 14:14
B looked enticing but "surrounds" is wrong there.

i would go with A.

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20 Jul 2007, 14:29
I think it is B. surrounds is correct because patchwork is singular

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20 Jul 2007, 16:54
It's B. The subject is patchwork, not fields. Patchwork surrounds.

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Re: SC: patchwork or green fields? [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2007, 23:18
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.

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03 Sep 2007, 02:07
THAT does not restrict prepositional phrases. THAT restricts the closest noun / object of a preposition in a noun phrase.

Out of the public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that (is/are) (bringing/bring) regular people onto the television screens with increasing frequency.

(Out of the public's interest) (in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives) has grown a booming market (for "reality" television shows) that is bringing regular people onto the television screens with increasing frequency. <== “For reality TV shows” is a prepositional phrase.

The patchwork (of green fields that surround the San Joaquin Valley town) bustles with farm workers. <==patchwork of green fields noun phrase.

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03 Sep 2007, 08:50
It should be B.
In A,what does them refer to??
green fields???farmers??

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