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To attempt at curbing the water hyacinth

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To attempt at curbing the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which was infesting Lake Victoria and was native of the Brazilian rain forest, ecologists are introducing weevils and fungi into the lake's ecosystem.

A. To attempt at curbing the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which was infesting Lake Victoria and was native of.

B. The attempt at curbing the infesting of Lake Victoria of the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which is a native to.

C. In an attempt to curb the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which had been infesting Lake Victoria and had been native to.

D. In an attempt to curb the infestation of Lake Victoria by the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant native to.

E. By attempting to curb Lake Victoria's infestation of the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant native in.

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To attempt at curbing the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which was infesting Lake Victoria and was native of the Brazilian rain forest, ecologists are introducing weevils and fungi into the lake's ecosystem.

A. To attempt at curbing the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which was infesting Lake Victoria and was native of.

B. The attempt at curbing the infesting of Lake Victoria of the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which is a native to.

C. In an attempt to curb the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which had been infesting Lake Victoria and had been native to.

D. In an attempt to curb the infestation of Lake Victoria by the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant native to.

E. By attempting to curb Lake Victoria's infestation of the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant native in.



Sentence Meaning:In order to curb infestation of lake victoria by a water hyacinth, ecologists are introducing weevils and fungi into lake's ecosystem...

The phrase an ornamental plant....which was...and which was is Noun Modifier modifying Water hyacinth

Let's hold option A
B: The attempt at curbing does not have verb and also does the sentence does not make sense.
C: Used had been investing past perfect continous is meaningless
D: Looks crisp and clear...Hold
E: Native in is unidiomatic.

So we are down to A and D. D is clear winner as it short and crisp where as A has lengthy construction.

Ans D
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"Native to" is correct idiom. So we can eliminate options A and E. C is past perfect so we can eliminate this. "curbing the infesting of Lake Victoria of the water hyacinth" in option B looks awkward. So correct answer is D.
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Native of - humans
Native to - species

D stands out
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