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One result of the family's long ordeal at sea was their appreciation that as a person dehydrates, their minds tend to wander.

a) their appreciation that as a person dehydrates, their
b) their appreciation that as people dehydrate, their
c) to appreciate that when a person dehydrates, his or her
d) to appreciate that when people dehydrate, their
e) appreciating that as people dehydrate, their

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Answer: B

I thought family was Singular so how can it be "their appreciation"?

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2005, 05:43
Even I feel D is the right answer.

SC gurus, can you plz explain why B should be the answer?

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2005, 06:50
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Even I feel D is the right answer.

SC gurus, can you plz explain why B should be the answer?

Krishna


Maybe because whole sentence has a passive construction. Not sure though. Should still be singular 'it'.
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