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The population of tigers in the National Park is increasing steadily, and this is a source of encouragement to those who have worked so hard to fund the conservation effort.


steadily, and this 


steadily: which 


steadily; this trend


steadily, this increase


steady, and this

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Option(C) is correct

Both which and this should refer to a specific noun. Since the first part of the sentence does not provide a suitable noun, we must introduce a word such asincrease or trend. D is incorrect as it uses a comma to link two sentences.

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