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q) The unclassified plants from Brazil could not survive when

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The unclassified plants from Brazil could not survive when transplanted to an American desert because they are native to a rainforest with heavy precipitation.

A to an American desert because they are native to
B as an American desert because they are native in
C to an American desert because they are natives of
D as an American desert because they had been native to
E as an American desert because they had been natives of
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The unclassified plants from Brazil could not survive when transplanted to an American desert because they are native to a rainforest with heavy precipitation.

A to an American desert because they are native to
B as an American desert because they are native in
C to an American desert because they are natives of
D as an American desert because they had been native to
E as an American desert because they had been natives of


as an American Desert is wrong as plants can be transplanted to a desert not as a desert..

B,D,E is wrong..

also native should be singular
A is correct..
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For humans we use native of and for other things we use native to. In case of plants native of is wrong. Hence C and E are out. B uses unidiomatic native in. Hence out.

Moreover B, D and E uses transplanted as American deserts.Such usage distorts the meaning.

Hence answer is A.
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acacia wrote:
The unclassified plants from Brazil could not survive when transplanted to an American desert because they are native to a rainforest with heavy precipitation.

A to an American desert because they are native to
B as an American desert because they are native in
C to an American desert because they are natives of
D as an American desert because they had been native to
E as an American desert because they had been natives of


why does native have to be singular here?
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why does native have to be singular here?


Hi stne ,

Plants are one kind of species and hence we are saying the whole group is native to some place.

On a similar basis, I can say My friends are native to Australia.

Many people native to one place.

Does that make sense?
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acacia wrote:
The unclassified plants from Brazil could not survive when transplanted to an American desert because they are native to a rainforest with heavy precipitation.

A to an American desert because they are native to
B as an American desert because they are native in
C to an American desert because they are natives of
D as an American desert because they had been native to
E as an American desert because they had been natives of


The correct idiom is "native to"
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