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

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183. 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 1930â€™s in an attempt to control pests in the stateâ€™s vast sugarcane fields.
(A) are native to South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930â€™s in an attempt to control
(B) are native in South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930â€™s as attempts to control
(C) are natives of South America but were introduced into Florida during the 1930â€™s in an attempt at controlling
(D) had been native to South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930â€™s as an attempt at controlling
(E) had been natives of South America but were introduced to Florida during the 1930â€™s as attempts at controlling

184. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

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01 Jun 2006, 00:45
In First one, shouldn't it be attempt to control?
Can you please explain the second one?
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01 Jun 2006, 00:57
For the 1st
A. attempt to is the correct idiom

E for the second one.
A more simple example:

Dieting would be wrong, if only because people say you should lose weight.

Sentence means that you should not diet if the only reason is because other people say you should do so.

Let's now look at original sentence:

Building large new hospitals in the bi-state area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided.

Sentence means that you should not build hospitals if the only reason is because you don't want to duplicate facilities
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01 Jun 2006, 01:24
amansingla4 wrote:
In First one, shouldn't it be attempt to control?
Can you please explain the second one?

Oops ,forgot the idiom .
and Jaynayak nailed the explaination for the second one.
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01 Jun 2006, 01:51
Can you please expalin the usage of
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