Hang Tuah wrote:
Opt for (C): Crisp and straight to the point
(A): Odd sentence structure
(B): Think that this is the next best option after (C).
(D): What / who does "having" refers to? Newcomers or Native Americans? Ambiguity
(E): Same as (D) above
Why not E ?
knowing intimately the ecology of the land - is another modifier modifying "Native Americans" - Shouldn't the two modifiers be grouped together ?
I guess..focus has to be "Native Americans", and not "knowing".
In E, the focus is on "knowing"
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short;
the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.