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Idioms - Native to Vs. Native of

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Idioms - Native to Vs. Native of Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:31 pm
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    The Red-tailed Sportive Lemur are, as all lemurs, native to Madagascar.

    A. are, as all lemurs, native to
    B. are, like all lemurs, native of
    C. is, as all lemurs, native of
    D. is, like all lemurs, native of
    E. is, like all lemurs, native to


    Someone can explain to me what is the difference between Native to and Native of

    OA is E .

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    Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:27 pm
    this is confusing..


    but isnt the right idiom " a native of"...??? and not "native of"


    IS thats the reason...???


    Not confident...


    More comments pls..

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    Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:46 pm
    The right idiom is "a native of" not native of

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    Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:18 pm
    Xbond,

    'be native to' indicates a characteristics whereas 'native of' does not!
    e.g.:
    *- There is a unique business culture native to the U.S.
    *- There is a unique business culture native to the U.S.

    *-(referred from http://www.800score.com/guidec4view1i.html)

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    Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:01 pm
    Xbond wrote:
    The Red-tailed Sportive Lemur are, as all lemurs, native to Madagascar.

    A. are, as all lemurs, native to
    B. are, like all lemurs, native of
    C. is, as all lemurs, native of
    D. is, like all lemurs, native of
    E. is, like all lemurs, native to


    Someone can explain to me what is the difference between Native to and Native of

    OA is E .
    I would have choosen E straight away. Because I had seen examples at various places that whereever we are talking about animals like in this case native to is used..

    to use native of.. Rob is a native of Spain.

    Please correct if am wrong. Thanks!

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    Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:28 am
    i am totally agree with kiranlegend.......same i am doing.....

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    Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:50 am
    Oops, I wanted to give two different examples in my post! Here is the second one.

    - It infects those who are not even a native of America

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    Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:16 am
    Yep - so here is something I came across:

    - He is a native of Australia
    - A Kangaroo is native to Australia

    In the first case, native of Australia- is a noun.
    In the second case, native to Australia - the word native is an adjective.

    Option E is perfect, since it matches the idiom, and singular.

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    Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:15 am
    many thks guys

    It's clear now

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    Post Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:36 am
    Native of is used when a person belongs to a place.

    Eg. John is a native of England

    Native to is used when the species originated from the place

    Kangaroo is a native to Australia
    Ostrich is a native to Africa
    Neem tree is a native to India

    P.S - My Explanation is quite late. Razz I posted it for guys who may be reading it now

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    Post Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:51 am
    Xbond wrote:
    The Red-tailed Sportive Lemur are, as all lemurs, native to Madagascar.

    A. are, as all lemurs, native to
    B. are, like all lemurs, native of
    C. is, as all lemurs, native of
    D. is, like all lemurs, native of
    E. is, like all lemurs, native to
    The Red-tailed Sportive Lemur ________ will take a singular Verb.

    Hence we are left with answer choices (C) , (D) and (E)

    Now we have to choose between native Of and Native to -

    Native of - Used when talking about where a person was born

    Native to - Whed when you're talking about a category, characteristic, or species.


    Hence here Native to is preferred to Native of...

    Option (C) and (D) can be rejected...

    Hence IMO (E)...

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    Post Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:43 am
    Since this sentence talks about category so "Native to" will be used ; Between a and e , e is correct follows S-V agreement.

    Hopes it help

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