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The Norwegian government started legal action recently to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it could ensnare countries outside the Eurozone that do not adopt the law.

1) to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

2) to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax; the tax could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

3) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it will ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone, which do not adopt the law

4) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax on the grounds that it could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

5) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax due to the fact that it will ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

Confused between b & d
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Please check my method and correct me if I am wrong:

Option A and B are eliminated because of the phrase- "Try and Block". "Try to Block" is idiomatically correct.

Option C and E state that the law WILL ensnare countries outside the Eurozone whereas the question states that it "Coult"

Which leaves us with C

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Please check my method and correct me if I am wrong:

Option A and B are eliminated because of the phrase- "Try and Block". "Try to Block" is idiomatically correct.

Option C and E state that the law WILL ensnare countries outside the Eurozone whereas the question states that it "Coult"

Which leaves us with D*

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The Norwegian government started legal action recently to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it could ensnare countries outside the Eurozone that do not adopt the law.

A) to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

B) to try and block the so-called Robin Hood tax; the tax could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

C) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it will ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone, which do not adopt the law

D) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax on the grounds that it could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

E) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax due to the fact that it will ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law

->"to try to block" is the correct idiom, A & B are out
-> Which in option C refers to the Euro zone, hence wrong, C out
-> "on the grounds that it COULD" is preferred to "due to the fact that it WILL"

OA is D

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Although I picked the right answer, I am bit confused in regard to the intended meaning of the sentence.....

"that do not adopt the law" ---> is it the Euro Zone 'that do not adopt the law' or the countries 'that do not adopt the law'?

Can someone please share his/her thoughts on the same?

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Although I picked the right answer, I am bit confused in regard to the intended meaning of the sentence.....

"that do not adopt the law" ---> is it the Euro Zone 'that do not adopt the law' or the countries 'that do not adopt the law'?

Can someone please share his/her thoughts on the same?

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Hi,

The intended meaning is the countries "that do not adopt the law" and these countries lie outside the Euro Zone.


In regards to which is correct - "to try and block" or "to try to block", lets check the meaning. Here the Norwegian government wants to stop the RH Tax. So they are going to do one action : try blocking it, where they may or may not succeed. They are not doing 2 different actions of 1st "Trying" and then a 2nd separate action of "Blocking". I.e. the "Try" leads to "Block" if successful and we should not use "and". So it should not be "To Try and Block" as correct form is - "To Try to Block". Hope I was able to clarify this.
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Hi guys!
I have a question about C. Is it correct to say that "outside Euro zone" modifies "countries" and hence we can use "which" after modifier?. I read about this possibility in SC guide. Please clarify. Thanks!
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C) to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax because it will ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone, which do not adopt the law -----1. ‘Because it will ensnare’ seems too strongly worded. 2. Which certainly refers to the countries; Note that the verb is plural and it does not refer to the Zone, which is singular. So C is passable.

D to try to block the so-called Robin Hood tax on the grounds that it could ensnare countries outside the Euro Zone that do not adopt the law--- Could ensnare is fine, definitely acceptable at the start of the campaign;2. However, the ‘that’ in Euro Zone is a restrictive pronoun, therefore must refer to the Euro Zone ; There is no elbow-room for the restrictive pronouns to modify any noun other than what is in the front. So all choices that say “ Euro-zone that” are inherently flawed. This leaves only C, I suppose

That is the reason C is better than D.
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Hi daagh, my reasoning is exactly same as yours, 'which' can jump over and refer 'countries' but 'that' can only refer to the previous noun 'euro zone' but the OA is given as D.

So is our reasoning wrong or is there some other split that we are not aware of ? :)

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I am not aware of any other split that justifies "Euro Zone that"; The original poster might fetch the OE, if possible.
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