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According to the international investment memorandum recently signed in Geneva, France is one of the 4 European nations planning to provide fewer tax incentives for foreign investment in production of heavy industrial machinery.

a) planning to provide fewer
b) planning to provide less
c) planning on providing fewer
d) which is planning on providing fewer
e) that is planning to provide less


OA is a). For E) if you neglect "less", the explanation says that "is planning" is not in agreement with the plural noun "nations." I am not sure why???

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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 18:44
"less" is not the correct option since "fewer" should be used for tax incentives which are countable.
Eliminate B and E in the first place. Let's not even discuss them.

Do you have any confusion among A, C and D ?

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According to the international investment memorandum recently signed in Geneva, France is one of the 4 European nations planning to provide fewer tax incentives for foreign investment in production of heavy industrial machinery.

a) planning to provide fewer
b) planning to provide less
c) planning on providing fewer
d) which is planning on providing fewer
e) that is planning to provide less


OA is a). For E) if you neglect "less", the explanation says that "is planning" is not in agreement with the plural noun "nations." I am not sure why???

Any thoughts

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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 18:50
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"less" is not the correct option since "fewer" should be used for tax incentives which are countable.
Eliminate B and E in the first place. Let's not even discuss them.

Do you have any confusion among A, C and D ?

voodoochild wrote:
According to the international investment memorandum recently signed in Geneva, France is one of the 4 European nations planning to provide fewer tax incentives for foreign investment in production of heavy industrial machinery.

a) planning to provide fewer
b) planning to provide less
c) planning on providing fewer
d) which is planning on providing fewer
e) that is planning to provide less


OA is a). For E) if you neglect "less", the explanation says that "is planning" is not in agreement with the plural noun "nations." I am not sure why???

Any thoughts

Thanks
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Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 19:30
"less" is not the correct option since "fewer" should be used for tax incentives which are countable.
Eliminate B and E in the first place. Let's not even discuss them.

Among A,C and D , we eliminate D because it is too verbose.

Elimination of C would happen on providing is not correct idiom . Whenever we run into some tricky problem like this POE is best option.

Correct Answer A
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2011, 05:11
yes, but it still doesnt answer my question:

Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2011, 10:19
According to the international investment memorandum recently signed in Geneva, France is one of the 4 European nations planning to provide fewer tax incentives for foreign investment in production of heavy industrial machinery.
e) that is planning to provide less

"France is one of the 4 nations", so this expects a plural verb. In e. "is" is not in agreement.
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 00:39
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Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?



Simple rule to solve such question :-

One of the Xs that/who + <plural>
One of the Xs + <singular>


Hope that helps .
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 00:44
who is/are planning to provide tax incentives- four nations. Subject of plannning to provide is the four nations, hence plural verb.
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 08:08
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Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?



Simple rule to solve such question :-

One of the Xs that/who + <plural>
One of the Xs + <singular>


Hope that helps .



where did you get this rule from ?
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 09:09
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Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?



Simple rule to solve such question :-

One of the Xs that/who + <plural>
One of the Xs + <singular>


Hope that helps .



where did you get this rule from ?



Coutesy :- Ron , so you can 100% rely on this rule . :)
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 13:56
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pesfunk wrote:
"less" is not the correct option since "fewer" should be used for tax incentives which are countable.
Eliminate B and E in the first place. Let's not even discuss them.

Do you have any confusion among A, C and D ?

voodoochild wrote:
According to the international investment memorandum recently signed in Geneva, France is one of the 4 European nations planning to provide fewer tax incentives for foreign investment in production of heavy industrial machinery.

a) planning to provide fewer
b) planning to provide less
c) planning on providing fewer
d) which is planning on providing fewer
e) that is planning to provide less


OA is a). For E) if you neglect "less", the explanation says that "is planning" is not in agreement with the plural noun "nations." I am not sure why???

Any thoughts

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Nope. I am fine with the answer. The question is more about the explanation.

Let's change option e to "that is planning to provide fewer".....whats wrong with this ?


What is France one of? The four nations planning to provide fewer incentives.
The four nations are planning to provide fewer incentives; France is one of these four nations.
Thus, the sentence can't say the four nations that is planning, because is (singular) doesn't agree with nations (plural).
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2011, 19:44
@voodoochild

Consider this sentence:

He is one of the players who play/plays in English League.

We choose here plural play.



Rule - If the plural noun is followed by a relative pronoun such as "that/who", the singular verb changes into plural.

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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 08 May 2011, 11:21
Answer is A for S-V agreement. This question would've more fun to solve had the OA not been posted with the question..
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Re: SC from MGMAT CAT question [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 09:00
plan to is correct idiom. fewer is correct usage.
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Re: According to the international investment memorandum [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 16:36
fewer versus less.
to provide versus on providing.

A wins.
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Re: According to the international investment memorandum [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 19:47
Hi,

Can anyone explain me how we can check whether particular noun is countable or uncountable?
Because in MGMAT SC book 'Feeling(s)' word is mentioned as countable. So I am just confused whether we have to refer 'fewer feelings' or 'less feelings'?
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Re: According to the international investment memorandum [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 22:01
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Hi,

Can anyone explain me how we can check whether particular noun is countable or uncountable?
Because in MGMAT SC book 'Feeling(s)' word is mentioned as countable. So I am just confused whether we have to refer 'fewer feelings' or 'less feelings'?


i think that's a mistake in the book. Can you ever come up with a number on feelings ? Nopes. It is not countable. Apart from unit nouns such as dollars for which you should be careful rest all can be answered using your judgement.
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Re: According to the international investment memorandum [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 06:02
So, is the idiom "plan on" not acceptable in GMAT?
According to these websites, it is natural to use both "plan to" or "plan on", and they both have the same meaning.
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=610043
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