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# Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores is planning to offer free shipping

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28 Apr 2011, 17:41
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Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including many toys and electronics

A. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including

B. plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including

C. plans to offer free shipping on their Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including

D. will plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including

E. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, that include

Is "is planning" verb tense ok in A and E ? Can anyone please explain why..

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28 Apr 2011, 21:45
I do not like this question. D is not wrong but because A is not wrong and the original choice, I choose A and live.
that include in E is wrong. including is a preposition already in this case.
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29 Apr 2011, 03:46
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Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including many toys and electronics
A. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
B. plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
C. plans to offer free shipping on their Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
D. will plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
E. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, that include

If you ask me the usage is planning is incorrect, but if they are considering The Walmart Stores as a single entity then may be we can give it a thought. Anyways:
A. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including (Keep on hold)
B. plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including (Wrong..i hope you know why)
C. plans to offer free shipping on their Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including (Wrong)
D. will plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
(plan is done for future..but planning in future sounds awkward to me)
E. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, that include (keep on hold)

Now between A and E, Store is offering free shipping on 60000 gift items and those items include toys and electronics. here the usage of word that after items is not correct....either it should have been

items which include

or

item that includes

So I will go with A
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29 Apr 2011, 08:48
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1. Wall Mart Stores is a name and a proper noun and hence singular.
2. Any event that is planned in the near future is better represented by a present tense rather than a future tense. Since it is Thursday around, present tense is good.
C, using the simple present, is ruled out because of the pronoun mismatch. Between A and E, E faults on punctuating with a comma before the restrictive pronoun ‘that’.
A is the choice
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02 May 2011, 02:59
Crap I missed the comma part before the restrictive clause that.
Went for E instead. Meaning wise A can mean both - either gifts or free shipping on website include toys and electronics.Ambiguous.
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25 Mar 2014, 23:47
daagh wrote:
1. Wall Mart Stores is a name and a proper noun and hence singular.
2. Any event that is planned in the near future is better represented by a present tense rather than a future tense. Since it is Thursday around, present tense is good.
C, using the simple present, is ruled out because of the pronoun mismatch. Between A and E, E faults on punctuating with a comma before the restrictive pronoun ‘that’.
A is the choice

Hey Daagh,

Is this question correct ? The name of the store chain is Wal-Mart only, adding "stores" makes it plural. Can you clarify this please ?

Thanks.
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25 Mar 2014, 23:56
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I do agree that it is very confusing, and as a non-US citizen I also made the mistake of only seeing "Wal-Mart" or "Walmart" as a brand name, but as it seems, the official trademark/copyright is "© 2012 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. All Rights Reserved." My source is the 'Terms of Use' page on Walmart's corporate website.
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05 Oct 2016, 08:39
Nice question -

A. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
B. plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
C. plans to offer free shipping on their Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
D. will plan to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, including
E. is planning to offer free shipping on its Web site on almost 60,000 gift items, that include

BW A and D ; A sounds better

cant think and understand the reason very well here
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24 Jul 2017, 07:11
It's a poor quality question
non-native wont be able to have knowlege whether it is walmart or Walmart Stores
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