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# Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class re

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E - Because it is not logical to say rents/new york city apartments are passed, whereas passed should refer to the rent control law. (Corrections welcome)

Originally posted by Jitu20 on 23 Sep 2020, 00:17.
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Passed 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents, -in this clause passed is the modfier which will modify a noun which is related with the law

A) rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws.. Passed is wrongly modifying to Rent

B) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because rent control laws exist. -Passed is wrongly modifying to Rent- incorrect

C) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because of the existence of rent control laws-Passed is wrongly modifying to Rent-incorrect

D) some New York City apartments have rents that have remained stable for decades as a result of rent control laws-Passed is wrongly modifying to Some New York apartment-incorrect

E) rent control laws have kept rents for some New York City apartments stable for decades - correct

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Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents, rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws.

E) rent control laws have kept rents for some New York City apartments stable for decades

->Passed in 1943......., rent control laws ( Only option E properly conveys the meaning. What was passed in 1943? The relevant answer is rent control laws. So, that's the answer.)
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My answer is (E). It took me 16 seconds.

Modifier “Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents” must be compatible with the subject of the main clause. Specifically, for past participle "passed", the subject of the main clause should be the logical object of "pass".

As only "rent control laws" can be "passed", (E) is the only acceptable option.
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Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents, rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws.

A) rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE PASSED THAT IS RENT IS NOT CORRECT
INCORRECT CHOICE

B) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because rent control laws exist
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE PASSED THAT IS RENT IS NOT CORRECT
INCORRECT CHOICE

C) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because of the existence of rent control laws
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE PASSED THAT IS RENT IS NOT CORRECT
INCORRECT CHOICE

D) some New York City apartments have rents that have remained stable for decades as a result of rent control laws
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE PASSED- SOME NEW YORK CITY APARTMENTS IS NOT CORRECT
INCORRECT CHOICE

E) rent control laws have kept rents for some New York City apartments stable for decades
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE PASSED THAT IS RENT CONTROL LAWS- CORRECT CHOICE
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Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents, rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws.

A) rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws ----->Incorrect.Modifier issue rents can't be passed in 1943

B) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because rent control laws exist--->Incorrect. Modifer issue, same as in choice A

C) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because of the existence of rent control laws --->Incorrect. Same modifier mistake as i choice A

D) some New York City apartments have rents that have remained stable for decades as a result of rent control laws ---> Incorrect. Modifier issue. new york city apartments can't be passed in 1943

E) rent control laws have kept rents for some New York City apartments stable for decades ----> Correct
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Passed in 1943 in order to make housing affordable for middle-class residents, rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws.

A) rents for some New York City apartments having remained stable for decades because of the existence of rent control laws

B) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because rent control laws exist

C) rents for some New York City apartments have remained stable because of the existence of rent control laws

D) some New York City apartments have rents that have remained stable for decades as a result of rent control laws

E) rent control laws have kept rents for some New York City apartments stable for decades

POE -

A, B, C & D - eliminate

'Passed in 1943' - what passed in 1943?;
it must be 'rent control laws', not 'rents ' or 'some New York City apartments'

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