To show that it is serious about addressing the state's power crisis, the administration has plans for ordering all federal facilities in California to keep thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and shutting down escalators during electricity shortages this summer.


A) has plans for ordering all federal facilities in California to keep thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and shutting


B) has plans to order that all federal facilities in California are keeping thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and shutting


C) is planning on ordering all federal facilities in California to keep thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and they will shut


D) is planning to order that all federal facilities in California are keeping thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and shut


E) is planning to order all federal facilities in California to keep thermostats at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and shut 



The company's CEO backed away from her plan for dividing the firm into five parts, saying that she still had meant to spin off or sell two units but that the company would retain ownership of two others as well as the core company.

A) plan for dividing the firm into five parts, saying that she still had meant

Plan to divide is the correct idiomatic usage 

The use of past perfect tense is incorrect. 

As we are not trying to show that one action ( she meant to spin off…) occurred before the other, the use of past perfect tense is inappropriate. 


B) plan that was to divide the firm into five parts, and she said that she still would mean


As both the clauses are connected logically, an “ing” modifier makes the meaning of the sentence clear. 

The use future tense- “she still would” will distort the meaning of the sentence. 


C) plan to divide the firm into five parts, saying that she still meant


Option C uses the correct idiomatic structure is- plan “to” do (verb) 

something 


The company’s CEO backed away from her plan

- to divide the firm

But she still meant

  • to spin off or sell two units

Correct


D) planning on dividing the firm into five parts, and saying that she meant still

Same as A and B


E) planning to divide the firm into five parts, and she said that she meant still

Same as A and B