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Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is

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New post 21 Aug 2017, 08:47
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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


Imo E

A that refers to satellites a plural noun therefore verb has to be plural also of subjecting is a wrong idiom.
B again SVA also there is a shift in meaning.
C of subjecting is a wrong idiom
D that refers to 15 years therefore it is wrong
E correct .
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New post 22 Aug 2017, 09:08
This question tests our knowledge on the usage of correct idiom effort to rather than effort of and correct adjectival term 15-year rather than 15 years.

The correct answer is E

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New post 12 Sep 2017, 09:07
I'll go with E
A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
Subject Verb Agreement Error. When we have "that" following "one of the plural" then the plural form of verb is used. Therefore "is" is wrong
B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact
Same as A
C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting
Modifier Error. Satellites are not part of effort.
D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
15 years has not subjected the interactions
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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twilight wrote:
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


twilight isn't this more of Subject Verb Agreement?

Anyways

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New post 02 Oct 2017, 12:23
I was struck between D and E.

But chose D :(

In E, to subject - infinitive form did n't sound right to me.

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A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces

- Need to be plural
Note: in some GMAT cases, (ex: X of Y that) "that" can ignore Y and jump to X. So, the only way to tell the difference is by understanding the meaning of the sentence.

B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact

- "which" is ambiguous here. AM-1 or Satellites?

C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting

-looks like absolute phrase in the first part but "interacting" + infinitive looks troublesome.

D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces

- need to be plural
- that refers to 15 years which doesn't make sense in the sentence.

E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces

-Correct. Subject X to Y.

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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
- "is" should be "are" b/c of plural "satellites". also "15 years of effort" is awkward/wordy.

B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact
- ", which" incorrectly refers to satellites, which ends up changing the meaning of the argument. also, same as "A" ("is" should be "are")

C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting
- same as "A" ("15 years of effort" = awkward/wordy).

D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
- "part of an effort for 15 years" is wordy/awkward...should be written as "part of a 15-year effort". also, "has subjected" should be "to subject" to be // to "to detailed"

E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces
- correct as is

pretty straightforward here.
> SV theme big ("is" for "are")
> Modifier issue...pay attention to ", which"
> satellites THAT = preferred
> general awkwardness/wordiness in some A/C (easy to spot when you compare them to each other)


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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


look at d.
"that are part of an effort for 15 years " has incorrect tense. "are' , simple present is used to show a timeless fact or a condition which, we thought, exist indefinitely.
"for 15 year" is a time indicator which can not be used with simple present. something existing for a definite time/ period must go with other tense other than simple present. it should be present perfect or simple past here depending on if the period still prolong untill present or finished in the past point of time.

tense is a little hard but basic. you can review tenses in grammar book and practice realize its meanings in text you read to master them.

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