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# When a manufacturer is operating near plant capacity, there are fewer

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06 Dec 2019, 21:26
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When a manufacturer is operating near plant capacity, there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(A) there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(B)there are less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(C)there is fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(D)there is less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(E)there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking for it.
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07 Dec 2019, 12:26
shridhar786 wrote:
When a manufacturer is operating near plant capacity, there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(A) there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(B)there are less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(C)there is fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(D)there is less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(E)there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking for it.

It should boil down to A vs E.

E is incorrect because the "it" at the last can't refer back to "one" of the ways. The only possible is "ways" but that would not make much sense either. So A it is
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09 Dec 2019, 02:51
shridhar786 wrote:
When a manufacturer is operating near plant capacity, there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(A) there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(B)there are less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(C)there is fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(D)there is less ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking.

(E)there are fewer ways to find efficiencies in the system but that is certainly no excuse to stop looking for it.

Imo A

1) Split 1 - Subject verb error. Subject is fewer ways plural but the verb is plural are.
2) Less vs fewer -We can count number of ways i.e 1 way,2 ways, etc.
B,C and D are out.

E - we have a pronoun at the end it, so what soes it refers to? We have a subject that is plural so certainly it should refer to ways. Them would have been fine but it "it " is no good. hence out.

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