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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 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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New post 12 Jun 2007, 19:38
A person is a native of South America, but I'd say that a species is native to South America.
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Whats the OA?


OA is A
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New post 12 Jun 2007, 23:33
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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 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


I felt that A was wrong initially because of the usage of "introduced into Florida" but when compared with the other options A is still the best answer.
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New post 13 Jun 2007, 01:52
(B) 'as attempts to control' -> not correct idiom
(C) 'in an attempt at controlling' -> wrong idiom
(D) 'as an attempt at controlling' -> incorrect idiom
(E) perfect tense not required

A is best.
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Native of is used for human beings
Native to is used for animals, plants, insects etc..
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New post 13 Jun 2007, 03:40
(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

This is how I thought
D, E - Eliminate - Changes the context - Sentence seems to say that the toads are no longer natives

Left with A, B & C
B - Eliminate - Use of "native in" is wrong.

Left with A & C
C - Eliminate - Use of "in an attempt at controlling" is not a good construction when compared to A

Hence A should be the answer.
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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 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


The frog is native to a certain country. BCE are wrong. D implies the frog is no longer indigenous to its native country, which is nonsensical.
Therefore A.
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New post 31 Aug 2007, 11:06
Is tense consistency not required? I would like to know if a single sentence can contain both past and present tenses. Any explanation is greatly appreciated as I have been looking around for this answer for a while.
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New post 31 Aug 2007, 18:34
vishalsuri wrote:
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 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


look at it another way...look at d last part
E-- attempts at controlling --wrong idiom
D--again 'attempt at' is wrong idiom
C--it also say d same-' attempt at' again wrong idiom
B-- it say 'attempts to' can consider once but den look at d first part it says 'native in' so eliminate it.cuz no one wud select 'native in' its a common sense
only A remains..moreover A also uses correct idiom in d last part- 'attempt to'

eg. You attempt to do something
Wrong- you attempt at doing something.
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New post 30 Jun 2016, 06:34
"In an attempt to control" ---- > This sounds best to my ears than the other options...
Even if one does not read the initial part before those last 4 5 word in each options it is OK... that is just my opinion.
"A" for me.
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