Hi, everybody, I'm from Hong Kong and am new to this forum. I'm happy to have "accidentally" found the EnglishClub out of a desperate search for advisers for a query about English usage, that is, which of the following two sentences is correct/incorrect? Is any of them "unacceptable" to a native speaker?
1. They pointed out that property prices had already soared to a level hardly affordable by ordinary middle-class families.
2. They pointed out that property prices had already soared to a level hardly for ordinary middle-class families to afford.
Thanks a lot.