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# One legacy of Madison Avenue s recent campaign to appeal to

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One legacy of Madison Avenueâ€™s recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is the realization that as a person ages, their concerns change as well.

(A) the realization that as a person ages, their
(B) the realization that as people age, their
(C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her
(D) to realize that when people age, their
(E) realizing that as people age, their
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23 Jun 2006, 12:22
C and D maintain ||sm "to appeal is... to realize"

b/w C and D, going to keep "people" as in the concrete portion...

so my choice is D
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23 Jun 2006, 21:28
ok, I thought about this one again and saw that I fell in the trap... "legacy is the realization"... so I agree that the answer should be B
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24 Jun 2006, 02:58
Clearly 'B'.

We need a noun here 'the realization', 'A' is wrong, and 'B' perfectly suits.
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25 Jun 2006, 09:05
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Clearly 'B'.

We need a noun here 'the realization', 'A' is wrong, and 'B' perfectly suits.

I think this is not a problem of a noun, the realization.

One legacy is to realize something... that makes sense.
Because we often say, "my dream is to pass the GMAT"

The problem here is as versus when.

In GMAT, when is used to express the exact time. Putting "exactly" before when, we can test whether "when" is properly used.

In contrast, "as" emphasizes ongoing nature of an event.

(Exactly) when people age, they become weak. => nonsense

As people age, they become weak. => good

That's it. Any refutation is welcome.[/u]
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25 Jun 2006, 11:02
B for me

"one legace is to realise that" vs "one legacy is the realisation that"

to realise is a verb form but i think we need a noun form here.

as and when can be used without too much error here.

Ex: when you grow up, u will understand
as u grow up, u will understand

either of them are correct ...
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25 Jun 2006, 11:57
B for me too .. the realization that is correct ...
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26 Jun 2006, 04:21
Clear winner B.

Is to realize is awkward.
Also people to maintain S-V agreement
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14 Jul 2007, 23:48
Why do we use their to refer back to a person?
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15 Jul 2007, 00:41
It has to be between b and c as the other choices have grammetical errors of grouping singulars with plurals..out of B abd C, B appears more logical to me, so according to me,

B is the answer...
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22 Jul 2007, 16:42
I agree. The OA is B. However, I am still confused why their refers back to a person.
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16 Jul 2013, 13:18
M bit confused ... with option A, i have understand that the answer is B.. but wats wrong in A sub-verb??? or person ages ??
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16 Jul 2013, 13:26
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M bit confused ... with option A, i have understand that the answer is B.. but wats wrong in A sub-verb??? or person ages ??

hi
in option A:

(A) the realization that as a person ages, their

Here the pronoun THEIR..according to meaning should refer to PERSON...which is singular.

hence pronoun error is present and not sub-verb.

hope it helps
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16 Jul 2013, 13:28
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M bit confused ... with option A, i have understand that the answer is B.. but wats wrong in A sub-verb??? or person ages ??

Hi sakiii

The problem with A is Pronoun. "A person" is singular, so "their" is incorrect.

Hope it's clear.
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16 Jul 2013, 13:41
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sakiii wrote:
M bit confused ... with option A, i have understand that the answer is B.. but wats wrong in A sub-verb??? or person ages ??

Hi sakiii

The problem with A is pronoun. "A person" is singular, so "their" is incorrect.

Hope it's clear.

hi pghai,

One legacy of Madison Avenueâ€™s recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is the realization that as a person ages, their concerns change as well.

(A) the realization that as a person ages, their
(B) the realization that as people age, their
(C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her
(D) to realize that when people age, their
(E) realizing that as people age, their

in correct option B...their is plural...and in non underlined part...concerns is singular==>how that make sense..

am i missing somewhere.?
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16 Jul 2013, 14:00
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pqhai wrote:
sakiii wrote:
M bit confused ... with option A, i have understand that the answer is B.. but wats wrong in A sub-verb??? or person ages ??

Hi sakiii

The problem with A is pronoun. "A person" is singular, so "their" is incorrect.

Hope it's clear.

hi pghai,

One legacy of Madison Avenueâ€™s recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is the realization that as a person ages, their concerns change as well.

(A) the realization that as a person ages, their
(B) the realization that as people age, their
(C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her
(D) to realize that when people age, their
(E) realizing that as people age, their

in correct option B...their is plural...and in non underlined part...concerns is singular==>how that make sense..

am i missing somewhere.?

Hi blueseas

I don't see any problem with B.
(1) "people" is plural ==> pronoun "their" is correct.
(2) "concerns" is noun, not verb. The main verb is "change".

Hope it helps a bit.
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16 Jul 2013, 14:04
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Hi blueseas

I don't see any problem with B.
(1) "people" is plural ==> pronoun "their" is correct.
(2) "concerns" is noun, not verb. The main verb is "change".

Hope it helps a bit.

sorry

i misunderstood...
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10 Aug 2017, 10:43
I was wondering if someone could point out why the last choice, E, is wrong. I was leaning toward the "realizing" and i realized that I generally am having issues with the gerund endings. Here I chose the right answer but I can explain why E should not be right, in particular the use of the "-ing", anyone have thoughts? Experts?
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11 Aug 2017, 08:59
I also marked E. Can anyone please explain why is E wrong?
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11 Aug 2017, 09:38
Here is my two cent on why E is wrong.

when you use realizing with "is" then "is realizing" makes it look like "realizing" is being used as a verb.That changes the entire meaning and makes it look like Madison Avenue is realizing the legacy and that is absurd.
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