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    Which of the following test problems is correctly worded? (The given answer is C) And can the verb 'urged' be used with 'attacks' as its subject? Thank you in advance.

    The Somali robbed frequent attacks on the sea urged the United Nations to ______ all nations to take immediate action.

    The Somali robbers' frequent attacks on the sea urged the United Nations to ______ all nations to take immediate action.

    A. fight for B. apply for C. call on D. wait on

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    Default Re: attacks urged

    Not quite sure I understand your question, but what I think the sentence is trying to get at is that an attack prompted an international response. At least, this would be the meaning of the second sentence with answer C injected. The first sentence doesn't make sense.

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    Default Re: attacks urged

    How about

    The Somali pirates' frequent attacks at sea led the United Nations to ______ all nations to take immediate action.

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    Default Re: attacks urged

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    I suspect it should be like that:

    The Somali robbers' frequent attacks on the sea urged the United Nations to call on all nations to take immediate action.


    urge (verb) = to strongly suggest that someone does something

    Hope it will help.

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