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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

I got this one correct, however, when I was looking at the usage of "France is one of the 4 European nations" construction, I was curious to find more examples of this kind. Does anybody have questions on this topic? Even a link on this topic will help.
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28 Oct 2008, 11:10
tax incentives are countable. B & E out.

D is wrong because it uses which in an incorrect way

Between A & C, take the infinitive over on. A

What are you looking for in the France is one of the 4 European nations construct? I did not understand what you were in search of exactly.
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28 Oct 2008, 11:20
Right on.... OA is (A)

I was looking for sentences or rules governing constructions like "x is one of the many" types.... I sometimes get confused about the subject of the sentence (singular or plural).
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Is 'France is one of the 4 European nations' singular or plural ?

I thought it was singular , but seems it is is plural . any knows why ?
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22 Oct 2010, 23:24
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Is 'France is one of the 4 European nations' singular or plural ?

I thought it was singular , but seems it is is plural . any knows why ?

if "X is one of the Y" is followed by that/who then the we take verb according to Y else X.
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23 Oct 2010, 10:25
@leonidas: Is this what you are looking for

1. Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable; - gramatically is correct but needs conjunction to show the logical relationship between two independent clauses, rather tah semicolon that implies their equality
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

2. With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(E) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
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23 Oct 2010, 18:44
A for the original question.

the correct usage of an idiom, planning to verb.
fewer vs less for the countable noun incentives.

For Daagh's questions.

1. E 2. C

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23 Oct 2010, 21:38
1. Minnesota is the only OA is E
2. With its plan to develop seven OA is C
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(E)

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where
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27 Aug 2014, 23:16
Hi all,
In reference to the original question, is the usage "that" unnecessary in the sentence? I thought that France is the subject of the sentence so we cannot drop off "that" from it hence marked E solely in the basis of that(though I know that the usage of less is incorrect there)!
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15 Jan 2015, 03:23
Hi there,

Could anyone explain how is tax inscentives a countable noun?
I don't see how you can say, 1 tax inscentive, 2 tax inscentives, 3 ... etc.

Could someone elaborate on the concept, pls?

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icandy wrote:
tax incentives are countable. B & E out.

D is wrong because it uses which in an incorrect way

Between A & C, take the infinitive over on. A

What are you looking for in the France is one of the 4 European nations construct? I did not understand what you were in search of exactly.
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Yela wrote:
Hi there,

Could anyone explain how is tax inscentives a countable noun?
I don't see how you can say, 1 tax inscentive, 2 tax inscentives, 3 ... etc.

Could someone elaborate on the concept, pls?

Many thanks,
Yela

I have this same question. Somebody please explain this.
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Yela wrote:
Hi there,

Could anyone explain how is tax inscentives a countable noun?
I don't see how you can say, 1 tax inscentive, 2 tax inscentives, 3 ... etc.

Could someone elaborate on the concept, pls?

Many thanks,
Yela

I have this same question. Somebody please explain this.

Any noun expressed in plural form MUST be countable - plural form is applicable only for countable nouns. Here since "incentives" is plural, it must be a countable noun.
(There may be many different incentives provided to foreign investors.)
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