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One legacy of Madison Avenue'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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It has to be C. "their" refers to "a person", so "their" is incorrect. we have to use his or her. I like "the realization" better, but I think I have to choose the answer that uses "his or her" to keep the pronouns correct.

EDIT: DOH!! Skipped right over B and didn't realize the word was "people" which is plural and "their" is then correct. I even stated I like the beginning of that answer. I gotta be careful.

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It has to be C. "their" refers to "a person", so "their" is incorrect. we have to use his or her. I like "the realization" better, but I think I have to choose the answer that uses "his or her" to keep the pronouns correct.

EDIT: DOH!! Skipped right over B and didn't realize the word was "people" which is plural and "their" is then correct. I even stated I like the beginning of that answer. I gotta be careful


Any reason why it should not be D). It refers "their" to "people" and "people" is also used prev. in sentence.

*Edit* I got it.

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The problem with D is the beginning of the answer "to realize". The sentence proceeds "is ____" and we're looking for a direct object. We cannot have a verb form as the direct object. "to realize" is an infinitive verb form. We need either "realizing" or "the realization" to make D corect.

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It has to be C. "their" refers to "a person", so "their" is incorrect. we have to use his or her. I like "the realization" better, but I think I have to choose the answer that uses "his or her" to keep the pronouns correct.

EDIT: DOH!! Skipped right over B and didn't realize the word was "people" which is plural and "their" is then correct. I even stated I like the beginning of that answer. I gotta be careful


Any reason why it should not be D). It refers "their" to "people" and "people" is also used prev. in sentence.

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One legacy of some XYZ is the realization that as people age, their concerns change as well.

so it should be B

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IMO B ..
There is a similar Q to this and i read a good explanation about how to solve these Qs..
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OA is B

The SC is testing 2 concepts:
1.Pronoun number agreement

people - their
person -his/her

2.Noun reference.
One legacy of Madison Avenue's is ...........

-> The blank must be a noun.

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A. the realization that as a person ages, their
== WRONG, subject verb agreement, “person” vs “their”

B. the realization that as people age, their
== WRONG, “when” is prefer over “as”

C. to realize that when a person ages, his or her
== WRONG, “a person” not agree with “people”

D. to realize that when people age, their
++ CORRECT

E. realizing that as people age, their
== WRONG, “when” is prefer over “as”

Ans is D

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