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# Subject Verb agreement

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29 Aug 2008, 00:43
Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of a residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices

(A) the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of a residential and industrial development and of changes in
(B) the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
(C) that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United states is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
(D) in the northeastern United States, sandpipersâ€™ vanishing due to residential and industrial development and to changes in
(E) in the northeastern United States, the sandpipersâ€™ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing

FOr option A to be correct, "the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of" should be "the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States are a result of" ?

"Is" refers to sandpipers or vanishing?

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