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    Because she has a great need for privacy, she loathes the public appearances demanded of her as a leading literary figure.

    I think demanded -->demanding, right?
    Help me, please.Thanks!

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    Dear HuongGiang,

    Is this a toefl question? Please post the original sentence with the choices.

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    I think it should be 'demanded from her'. Also, if 'she' is a writer, not a heroine of a novel, the adjective 'literary' sounds weird to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armie480
    I think it should be 'demanded from her'. Also, if 'she' is a writer, not a heroine of a novel, the adjective 'literary' sounds weird to me.
    armie480,

    I think literary (= connected with literature) is OK here.

    In UK usage demanded of is OK as here because such use is common when related to something requiring a particular effort.

    Alternative usage in a different sentence structure might be 'public appearances placed a heavy demand on her time'. Also demanding (= requiring skill/effort) as in 'she found public appearances demanding and quickly tired during them'.

    We would use demand Ö from if wanting something more tangible, eg 'I demanded an apology from the company'.

    Michael

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