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# Bufo marinus toads, fierce predators that will eat frogs,

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Bufo marinus toads, fierce predators that will eat frogs, lizards, and even small birds, are
native to South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in an
attempt to control
pests in the state’s vast sugarcane fields.
(A) are native to South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in an
attempt to control
(B) are native in South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s as
attempts to control
(C) are natives of South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in
an attempt at controlling
(D) had been native to South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930’s
as an attempt at controlling
(E) had been natives of South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930’s
as attempts at controlling
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Use ‘native of’ for human beings only; for all others use ‘native to’; ‘native in’ is wrong; nativity is a universal factor; hence use present tense and A is the answer.
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13 Mar 2011, 06:02
thanks for the explanation !
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13 Mar 2011, 10:22
Here is my view :

X is native to Y

where X= Animal or species , Y = place or geographical region

X is Native of Y

Where X = Person/ people , Y = place or geographical region
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13 Mar 2011, 12:27
native+ to and attempt+ to
A is the correct
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05 Aug 2012, 16:06
Bufo marinus toads, fierce predators that will eat frogs, lizards, and even small birds, are
native to South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in an
attempt to control pests in the state’s vast sugarcane fields.
(A) are native to South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in an
attempt to control - Correct.
(B) are native in South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s as
attempts to control - Incorrect
(C) are natives of South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930’s in
an attempt at controlling - Incorrect
(D) had been native to South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930’s
as an attempt at controlling - Had been can be used in conjunction with another activity that happened before it.
(E) had been natives of South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930’s
as attempts at controlling - Same as D.

And why "Native to be used instead of native is explained in the above posts.
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