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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 introfuced 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 introfuced into Florida during the 1930's in an attempt to control
(B) are native in South America but were introfuced into Florida during the 1930's as attempts to control
(C) are natives of South America but were introfuced into Florida during the 1930's in an attempt at controlling
(D) had been native of South America but were inroduced to Florida during the 1930's as an attempt at controlling
(E) had been natives of South America but were inroduced to Florida during the 1930's as attempts at controlling

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29 Jan 2005, 00:18
native to X is the correct Idiom.
in an attempt to X is the correct Idiom.

A use both these correctly and is the correct answer

Choices D and E could be ignored because of the usage of past perfect tense unnecessarily and wrong use of these idioms.
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29 Jan 2005, 00:20
Please note that I edited D and E from "native" to "natives".
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29 Jan 2005, 06:33
native to in A............. and natives of D, both, are correct forms of idioms.

but another idiom => .... attempt to control in A is prefered over .......attempt at controlling in D.
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native to in A............. and natives of D, both, are correct forms of idioms.

but another idiom => .... attempt to control in A is prefered over .......attempt at controlling in D.
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29 Jan 2005, 10:13
"A".

Point to note that "native of" is correct idiom when talking abt a person and "native to" is correct when talking abt plants, animals etc.
29 Jan 2005, 10:13
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