8 Dec 2016

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An article says, "After one of their trained hunting dogs began chasing the scent of a boar, it was caught and held hostage by the large kangaroo. The dog’s owner decided to intervene in an effort to save his dog."

I wonder if the phrase 'intervene in an effort' is appropriate.
I think... 'the situation' is more proper there instead of 'an effort'. What do you think?
If the phrase is ok, could you give me an example using the phrase 'intervene in an effort to...?

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