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    the current blanket EU embargo

    Paris has also raised the idea of excluding defensive weapons for the opposition fighters from the current blanket EU embargo on Syria.

    More:Support for anti-Assad fighters unacceptable: Russia?s Medvedev

    I am a bit confused about the bold phrase, especially position of the adjective "blanket".
    Can I rewrite the phrase as follows without changing its meaning?
    "the current EU blanket embargo"

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    Re: the current blanket EU embargo

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Paris has also raised the idea of excluding defensive weapons for the opposition fighters from the current blanket EU embargo on Syria.

    More:Support for anti-Assad fighters unacceptable: Russia?s Medvedev

    I am a bit confused about the bold phrase, especially position of the adjective "blanket".
    Can I rewrite the phrase as follows without changing its meaning?
    "the current EU blanket embargo"
    No. A "blanket embargo" would be an embargo on blankets! I'm sure you'll agree that's quite unlikely. A "blanket EU embargo" is an embargo which covers the whole of the EU.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the current blanket EU embargo

    A XXX embargo is an embargo on XXX, right?
    In
    "blanket EU embargo", do you consider the blanket EU as a noun phrase that plays the role as XXX above?

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    Re: the current blanket EU embargo

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    A XXX embargo is an embargo on XXX, right?
    In
    "blanket EU embargo", do you consider the blanket EU as a noun phrase that plays the role as XXX above?
    No, "blanket" is an adjective describing the type of embargo.

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