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As reported recently by leading technology publications, State X is one of five states planning to offer less below-market loans to start-ups in the renewable energy sector.

A. planning to offer less
B. planning to offer fewer
C. planning on offering fewer
D. that is planning to provide less
E. which is planning on offering fewer

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A. planning to offer less : less cant be used for countable nouns - loans
B. planning to offer fewer : correct option - fewer is used for countable noun; planning to is correct idiomatically; (that is ) planning can be written as 'planing' where the relative pronoun that is implied, since there is no ambiguity
C. planning on offering fewer : On offering not correct idiomatically
D. that is planning to provide less: less cant be used for countable nouns - loans
E. which is planning on offering fewer: planning on is wrong; 'which is' is wordy

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IMO B .

Loans is countable. The subject to modify is ' states' which is plural.

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IMO, C.

"Planning TO offer" could mean "planning IN ORDER TO offer".
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its between B and C for me, I would go with B, OA?
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I will go with C. "planning on offering" looks better to me . What is the OA?

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B for me..But, I have read in MGMAT SC that whenever you use a comparative form like we are using 'fewer' here, the sentence must have 'than' to make the comparison explicit. Accordingly, none of the option seems plausible. Can an expert help here?

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Can we have OA please since people have raised some interesting points here?
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straight B. correct modifier usage.

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B for me,

For me "Planning to offer" sounds a better idiom than "Planning on Offering".

Somebody said 'E' as well, I think E is wrong not only because of unnecessary usage of 'that' but also because of 'subject-verb' agreement. Subject is plural, so verb should be 'are'.
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I am going with B.

A and D are out because they use less instead of fewer (fewer for countable items, loans are countable).

C and E are out because they have "planning on". Planning to is the correct idiom imo.

This leaves us with B.
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fewer is used for countable nouns. Answer is B.

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IMO it is B.

I had filtered it down to B, C or E since the 3 choices used 'fewer' instead of less to do comparison.

E - 'Which' is an non-essential modifier. In our case the concerned 'One State' is essentially for the comparison. - RULED OUT.
C - Very wordy and verb tense problems - RULED Out.

B- A 'that' would have been preferable but the best shot amidst the 5 choices.

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D and E make errors in S-V agreement

C is out because using "plan on"

Between A and D. B is correct one with countable noun "loans"
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I go with B as than and fewer are good while comparing.

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"plan on" or "plan to" in this question?

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IMO: B
A. planning to offer less : incorrect as 'no. of loans' is a countable noun
B. planning to offer fewer : correct option
C. planning on offering fewer : planning on is not the correct idiom here
D. that is planning to provide less : 'is' is incorrect
E. which is planning on offering fewer : 'is' is incorrect

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