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A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, have caused land prices to soar and made affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

A. created in large part by wealthy Europeans, have caused land prices to soar and made
B. has been created in large part by wealthy European, caused land prices to soar, and made
C. the creation of which is in large part due to wealthy Europeans, have caused land prices to soar and made
D. created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar, making
E. in large part created by wealthy Europeans, causing land prices to soar and making


In this questions, its not about right answer. Please help me understand, Modifier "Created......" refers to demand or Newyork. Verb-ed modifiers refers to next noun present, which in this case is Newyork.

verb-ed modifier can modify distance noun only if, there is no place to keep rest part of sentence. but here sentence could have been written as:

A seemingly insatiable demand, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar for luxury apartments in New York, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

Originally posted by sweetkriti on 05 Aug 2016, 15:06.
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My problem here is with OA
created in large part by wealthy Europeans, this acts as modifier here and verb-ed modifiers here modifies New york, then how can it be correct answer ?
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My problem here is with OA
created in large part by wealthy Europeans, this acts as modifier here and verb-ed modifiers here modifies New york, then how can it be correct answer ?



A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York,created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

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prakhar39 wrote:
My problem here is with OA
created in large part by wealthy Europeans, this acts as modifier here and verb-ed modifiers here modifies New york, then how can it be correct answer ?



A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York,created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

Hope this helps....


You have omitted the modifier that is creating problem to me, doesn't created here refers to Newyork or is it something that I am missing
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A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York,created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

Hope this helps....


You have omitted the modifier that is creating problem to me, doesn't created here refers to Newyork or is it something that I am missing


Verb-ed modifier here refers to the Subject, which is Demand here.

EDITED : Verb-ed modifier here refers to the Subject, which is "luxury apartments" here.
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Abhishek009 wrote:

A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York,created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

Hope this helps....


You have omitted the modifier that is creating problem to me, doesn't created here refers to Newyork or is it something that I am missing


Verb-ed modifier here refers to the Subject, which is Demand here.


That is what I want to know why Demand, why not new york

1. Newyork completely makes sense with modifier present.
2. Sentence could have been written as: A seemingly insatiable demand, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar for luxury apartments in New York, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

This is how I make easy questions complex and land on incorrect answers, please help me with this. In which part I am wrong here ?
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You have omitted the modifier that is creating problem to me, doesn't created here refers to Newyork or is it something that I am missing


Verb-ed modifier here refers to the Subject, which is Demand here.


That is what I want to know why Demand, why not new york

1. Newyork completely makes sense with modifier present.
2. Sentence could have been written as: A seemingly insatiable demand, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar for luxury apartments in New York, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

This is how I make easy questions complex and land on incorrect answers, please help me with this. In which part I am wrong here ?


Ok, I think you are a bit confused here.

Let me try explaining more.

Are you saying New York created by wealthy Europeans or the departments are created by wealthy Europeans. Try to focus on what could have been created.

I am sorry in my previous answer I meant the wealthy apartments and not the demand. Sorry for the confusion.

Now, if you remove the prepositional phrase "in New York", created will still modify the apartments clearly.

Also, for more details on Verb-ed modifiers, please refer the below link.

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We must remember to read the choice along with the comma before ‘created' since it falls in the non-underlined part of the sentence. When commas set a modifier off, it is evident that it is not modifying the noun it touches. If you mean to touch the noun before, then you must not set off. Therefore, New York is out of the reckoning.
Can then created refer to luxury apartments? When one says that the demand existed for apartments created by wealthy Europeans, then one gives a twist o the intended meaning. Demand existed for every available space in the form of apartments, not necessarily, because the wealthy Europeans created them. The demand was outstripping the supply and hence prices shot up meaning they became out of reach of the ordinary class. Hope one can see the reasoning behind the intended meaning of the passage and the modifications therein.
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That is what I want to know why Demand, why not new york

1. Newyork completely makes sense with modifier present.
2. Sentence could have been written as: A seemingly insatiable demand, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar for luxury apartments in New York, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

This is how I make easy questions complex and land on incorrect answers, please help me with this. In which part I am wrong here ?


There is a meaning difference between the two statements below

A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, have caused land prices to soar and made affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.
Demand "for luxury apartments in New York" increased -> resulted in land prices to soar

A seemingly insatiable demand, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, has caused land prices to soar for luxury apartments in New York, making affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.
Demand increased (everywhere and across all types of apartments) -> resulted in land prices to soar ONLY "for luxury apartments in New York"

In the actual question, since there is no way the verb-ed modifier "created...." can come immediately after (touch) "demand" and before the preposition "for luxury apartments in New York", the verb-ed modifier is set a little away from the noun that it is modifying.

A noun modifier can at times modify a slightly far away noun.
Hope this helps.

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A seemingly insatiable demand for luxury apartments in New York, created in large part by wealthy Europeans, have caused land prices to soar and made affordable housing projects nearly impossible in Manhattan.

Demand --- Has, not HAVE. Hence we can eliminate A & C.

B - has been created by wealthy Europeans, causing < Since its caused, we can eliminate B.

Demand --- Created, not in large part

Leaves D. Which is the correct answer
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