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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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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.

'that surround the San Joaquin Valley town' refers to the green fields in particular instead of 'patchwork' grammatically as well as logically. Many green fields surround the town. Moreover, that is an essential modifier which modifies the immediate preceding noun 'green fields'. So, plural surround is applicable. However, these many green fields form a singular noun - patchwork. So, it takes singular verb bustles.
Hence, the original one is correct and the OA is A.


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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

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