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Whereas both Europe and China use standard railroad gauge (1435 mm), R

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Whereas both Europe and China use standard railroad gauge (1435 mm), Russia deliberately chose the wider “Russian gauge” (1520 mm) that gives greater side-to-side stability in railways cars and, more importantly, acts as a national defense, so that it would block foreign army’s supply line and preventing these bordering powers from invading by train.

A. acts as a national defense, so that it would block
B. acts like a national defense, so as to block
C. acts as a national defense, blocking
D. acting as a national defense, blocking
E. acting like a national defense, would bloc
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Whereas both Europe and China use standard railroad gauge (1435 mm), Russia deliberately chose the wider “Russian gauge” (1520 mm) that gives greater side-to-side stability in railways cars and, more importantly, acts as a national defense, so that it would block foreign army’s supply line and preventing these bordering powers from invading by train.

To maintain parallelism, the correct choice should contain 'acts' and 'blocking'
C is correct.


A. acts as a national defense, so that it would block
B. acts like a national defense, so as to block
C. acts as a national defense, blocking
D. acting as a national defense, blocking
E. acting like a national defense, would bloc
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Whereas both Europe and China use standard railroad gauge (1435 mm), Russia deliberately chose the wider “Russian gauge” (1520 mm) that gives greater side-to-side stability in railways cars and, more importantly, acts as a national defense, so that it would block foreign army’s supply line and preventing these bordering powers from invading by train.

A. acts as a national defense, so that it would block
B. acts like a national defense, so as to block
C. acts as a national defense, blocking
D. acting as a national defense, blocking
E. acting like a national defense, would bloc


The correct idiom is " X acts as Y"

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Re: Whereas both Europe and China use standard railroad gauge (1435 mm), R   [#permalink] 14 Aug 2017, 23:40
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