Why given factors may influence price elasticity of demand

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Explain why each of the following factors may influence the own price elasticity of demand for a commodity.

(i) Consumer preferences, that is, whether consumers regard the commodity as a 'luxury'' or a 'necessity''.

(ii) The narrowness of definition of the commodity.

(iii) The length of the period under consideration

(iv) The availability of substitutes for the commodity

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