<p>At the conclusion of the novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner recently (A: arrived to) New York, (B:moodily) (C:watches) the blinking green light at the (D:tip of) Long Island. (E:No Error)</p>
<p>I get why A is the answer, since "arrived in" would make sense.
However, I still don't get how the past form of the verb "arrive" makes sense with the whole sentence. The phrase "recently arrived in New York" is an adjective phrase describing "a young Midwesterner," which means that there is a passive form of the verb "arrive": namely, "be arrived in."
This doesn't make sense to me. .. "A young Midwesterner" cannot "recently be arrived in New York."</p>
<p>I think we should put "who" there, to make: "... Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner who recently arrived in NY..."</p>