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29 Nov 2014, 12:56
Choice E for me. A and B use the singular is, which is incorrect in this context. For the one of the blank that blank needs plural. C and D are awkward and aren't concise.
This leaves E as the best answer and most concise.

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29 Nov 2014, 13:13
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 - that is wrong, that refers to one of the satellites - plural, Eliminate A
B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact -which is wrong (that should be used as it is pointing to a specific satellite) and 'is' is also wrong(plural subject)
C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting-distort the meaning of original sentence
D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces plural subject-ok, 1st 'that'-ok, 2nd 'that' refers to 15years -wrong
E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces -plural subject-ok,15 year correctly modifying effort - ok, best answer
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30 Nov 2014, 20:16
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[/quote]

E from my side as well.

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16 Jan 2015, 14:27
A. satellites that is a part of 15 years effort of subjecting the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces --> That modifies satellites, so we need a plural verb are

B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact --> which modifies satellites, so we need a plural verb are

C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting --> It's a run-on sentence that connects two sentences with only a comma

D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces --> This construction is as a minimum wordy and awkward. An effort is modified by "for 15 years" in E it sounds better a 15-year effort.

E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces --> Correct
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15 Mar 2015, 19:30

Option B has sentence fragment error. It is not complete and does not have a verb .

"One of the many satellites "

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31 Mar 2015, 13:57
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
Satellites - plural, is singular 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
IC,IC wrong

D. satellites that are part of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
Usage of second "that" is not required

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

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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

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26 Sep 2015, 05:12
one of + noun + that --> takes plural verb
whereas one of + noun --> singular verb

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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 Earthâ€™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 Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
Satellites is plural.. 'that' referrs to plural satellites hence is is wrong.
B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact
same as A
C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting
Run on sentence
D. satellites that arepart of an effort for 15 years that has subjected the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces
wrong meaning
E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earthâ€™s atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces
Correct: rectifies the mistake in 'A'

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11 Oct 2015, 19:18
My strategy to approach this question is understanding what is the meaning of the sentence.
keywords: one of many new satellites, 15 years effort.
It means that AM-1 is a part of new satellites, and the new satellites are a part of 15 years effort. So i think i have to find verb that match 'satellites'
i eliminate A & B because of "is"
C: absolute phrase, incorrect
D: an effort for 15 years that.... unidiomatic --> incorrect
E: correct

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First of all a small note on the style of using a hyphenated adjective such as ‘a 15 – year effort’. It is never correct to say - 'a 15 - years effort' or 'a 15 years effort'. It has to be always 'a 15- year effort' (note the singular use). Other examples are - he is a six-foot tall man; two-mile long road etc., etc.

By this token alone, I will remove A and C, notwithstanding other errors in these two choices.

Relative pronouns such as ‘that’ and ‘which’ can not flout 'the touch - rule' and refer to something far distant. In the context, ‘that’ has necessarily to refer to 'satellites' and hence the corresponding verb has to be the plural ‘are’.So B is also out. The choice is now between D and E.

D suffers from two errors. The essence of the effort is to carry out a purpose, which is best expressed by using an infinitive ‘to subject’, rather than by the present perfect’ has subjected’. In addition, what does the pronoun ‘that’ refer to? As such, it refers to 15 years and is erroneous. It should refer to the “effort.’
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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

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19 Oct 2015, 21:13
Hi,

A straight E for me.

The "AM-1" and "is".. S-V pair.

"new satellites" and "are" another S-V pair. So only D and E remain.

In D we have many issues starting with "an effort for 15 years".. then "has subjected" to name a few.

Hence E.

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19 Oct 2015, 21:33
Thanks Dom for response, Is one of not considered as singular?
I was stumped becaue of this.

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19 Oct 2015, 21:40
Correct usage is 15-year effort
15 years effort or 15-years effort is incorrect

that and which refer to noun immediately preceding it
satellites is plural therefore are must be used

for [time period] cannot refer to noun, so effort for 15 years is wrong

Quote:
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

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19 Oct 2015, 21:42
The point to not here is that whenever the restrictive ‘that’ intervenes in a construction, it refers to the noun that is just before( in 99% percent of the cases); here in this case ‘that’ refers to the satellites only. Although, the relative pronoun ‘which’ has some flexibility to modify a noun farther before when critical mission modifiers are involved, that occurrence is more an exception than a rule.

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

B. satellites, which is a part of a 15-year effort to subject how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces interact --- satellites, which is a part – fouling of relative pronoun touch rule; also ‘to subject how certain things interact’ changes the original meaning of ‘to subject the interactions’

C. satellites, part of 15 years effort of subjecting how Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces are interacting -- of subjecting is unidiomatic since there is an intention inherent is the task; 15 years effort should be 15 years' 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 --- for 15 years that has subjected – This is SV error and change of meaning

E. satellites that are part of a 15-year effort to subject the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and land
surfaces ----- correct choice. A 15-year old is the correct idiomatic expression and the infinitive ‘to subject’ fits in smugly with the context of an inherent intention
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19 Oct 2015, 21:45
Hi Praveen,

I know exactly what you mean was struggling with that for sometime a while back.

Firstly try to identify the subject verb pairs... for Eg. "is" goes with "AM-1". "one of the many" is not the subject and we need to find subject verb pairs in these cases. As per meaning of the sentence, "new satellites" is the other subject hence we need "are".

If we have pronouns ending with (-one,-body,-thing... say someone, somebody something) in such cases it is singular..

Kindly check out this link where experts have made it clear in black and white..

one-singular-or-plural-confusion-massacre-one-of-the-major-139162.html?hilit=subject%20verb

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19 Oct 2015, 21:50
Respect Dom,

Really, this worked for me.

I went through it, i hope i do not make another mistake.

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Praveengeol wrote:
Thanks Dom for response, Is one of not considered as singular?
I was stumped becaue of this.

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