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    Smile take immediate action/measure

    The government must take immediate action/measure to stop the illegal animal trade/transaction.



    Do both pairs of underlined words work with the above sample and convey the same idea? Thanks.


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    Re: take immediate action/measure

    The government must take immediate action to stop the illegal animal trade by implementing the measures proposed by the UN.
    Action implies that the Government should do something about the illegal trade.
    Measures are the actual ways in which the government will act to stop the illegal trade.

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    Re: take immediate action/measure

    Thanks, David.
    Just to make sure, why doesn't transaction work as well as trade in the context?

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    Re: take immediate action/measure

    Here is my interpretation. I hope you like it.

    action = the government will do something to DIRECTLY stop the activity. Send in the police, for example.
    measure = suggests that government will do something to INDIRECTLY stop the activity. For example, raise the tariff on imports related to the activity.

    trade: refers to the actions of everyone in the activity. Hunters, people who transport the hunters, their guides, the wholesalers, retailers, etc.
    transaction: = singular, such as only 1 buy and sell of an animal.

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    Re: take immediate action/measure

    Thanks, rob, for the helpful reply.

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