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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

Originally posted by eyunni on 25 Sep 2007, 11:53.
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Today I came across an easy, but a very good question.

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

I really liked the question and specially the takeaway (probably a lesser used), which can be applied to other eligible questions to quickly eliminate the incorrect options.

so, here is the takeaway:

Noun + to be[am/is/are/was/were/be/been/being] + noun/adjective

legacy is a noun, so it can be matched only with a noun. so, as per this rule, legacy cannot be matched to "to realize" or "realizing". straightaway eliminate C,D,E. These options contain other flaws[usage of when is inappropriate) as well.

consider a simple example:
The change was good for me correct noun+was+adjective
The change was when I started preparing for GMAT. incorrect
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This is parallelism. The sentence construction should be One legacy....to appeal...is to realize.

Therefore you only need to chose between C and D. Since the non underlined portion used people which is plural, use plural for the underlined one as well. Therefore, D is the answer here.
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eyunni wrote:
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

Please explain your answers.


this sentence requires a noun: the recent campain to people fifty years and over is... "noun"

Elim CDE

A, cannot have their refer to person.

B stands.



Gmatblackbelt,

Can you please explain a little more on why we are comparing noun to noun in this question...Can you tell me which part of the sentence made you realize that we are comparing nouns...

I choose D for llism (to appeal vs. to realize), and now I understand I was wrong, but isn't "to realize" an infinitive that act as a noun here as well...

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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
B - I am not convinced with the OG explanation. I chose D as to appeal is parallel to to realize and their would refer to the people


Please provide explanation.

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[/u] concerns change as well.

A) The problem is the use of theirs with the word people.
B) seems good.
C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her concerns change as well. It should be changes. Also usage of when is not justifiable here.
D) The usage of when is not advisable...prefer to use as. Anyways B is better so discard it.
E)WRONG.

SO Answer is B
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you can also refer one more related post:
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Actually "to realize" (infinitive) is acting as a "noun" here. Perhaps following correct example would be easy to associate with:

His intention is to succeed.

In fact, the case with "realizing" is also not as simple, because there are quite a few sentences in OG where "-ing" form of the verb ("realizing" in this case) acts as a noun ("-ing" form of the verb that act as Nouns are called "Gerunds").
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17. 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


A. Error: Pronoun "their" (plural) refers to subject "a person" (singular). These two must agree in number
B. CORRECT: "legacy" + noun (ei. "realization"); "their" (pronoun) agrees in number with "people" (multiple)
C. Error: "legacy" + to verb form; (legacy is a reference to something)
D. Error: "legacy" + to verb form; (legacy is a reference to something)
E. Error: "realizing" has a noun form "realization", which is the better use
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I already write about CORRECT BUT NOT PREFERED problem in this forum

there are many pattern which appear in oa in some sc problem but is considered error in other sc problem. one of the cases is the following

gmat dose not prefer "to do" "doing" used as noun , to be subject, or object of sentence though this use can appear in oa in other sc problems.

in this sentence, " to do", doing" is not prefered to be use as a noun. only B is best.

other cases are that

- direct object can be far from the verb but direct object touching the verb is prefered.
- adjectival can be far from the noun modified but adjectival touching the noun modified is prefered.

and many other cases.
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17. 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


Also, if you "cut the fluff" - you can read the sentence as:

"One legacy......is the realization"
vs
"One legacy...is to realize"

At this point, you know that legacy is a noun - so if you define a noun - then what follows should be a noun phrase.
So "the realization" is better than "to realize" - we don't want actions in this case.

So cutting the fluff here helps you eliminate most of the answer choices and focus only on the two that matter.

From there, it's as simple as spotting the singular/plurality issues in (A) and (B).
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Hi,

I resolve this one but using this process:

- We have as in the second par of the sentence, therefore we need as in the fist one. ==> As X become older, his bank account changes as well. ==> C and D are out

- E is out because gerund is wrong here

-A is out because there is a singular and we need a plural (a person ==> their)

Therefore, it is B.

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removing the Extra words from the sentences.

B. One legacy of Madison Avenue's recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is the realization that as people age, their concerns change as well.


E. One legacy of Madison Avenue's recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is realizing that as people age, their concerns change as well.

E is changing the meaning. legacy can't realize.

Hence i choose B.
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Hello Souvik,

Here is my take on your question:

One legacy.... should link up to a noun ('realization' in this case) to make the sentence meaningful. D relates legacy with a verb .... "One legacy....to realize" is not a meaningful sentence.

Is this correct?


this is correct. because one legacy does not make a realization per se. As such, a verb can not follow. Hence., a legacy does or make it possible THE realization

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Concerns is not underlined should not we use his or her instead of their ???


This is a faulted approach. Instead, you should wonder : concerns is plural --> so we are talking about poeple and not a person. hence, we need their

Moreover, we have a clear hint in the first part of the question: people. As consequence, the meaning is distorted if later we have a shift talking about person. We would have a lack of sense of the sentence as whole.

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A. the realization that as a person ages, their
pronoun error

B. the realization that as people age, their
correct, now their refers to people

C. to realize that when a person ages, his or her
"to+verb" form, showing a purpose. but this is not the intended meaning.
should be "as" instead of "when" to show an action that happens in the same time as other action happens.

D. to realize that when people age, their
same error as in C

E. realizing that as people age, their
realizing is not a verb
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One legacy of Madison Avenue's recent campaign
---to appeal to people fifty years old and over
is the realisation that
as a person ages, their
concerns change as well.

A. the realization that as a person ages, their
>> SV error
B. the realization that as people age, their
C. to realize that when a person ages, his or her
>> SV error
D. to realize that when people age, their
E. realizing that as people age, their
>> D & E doesnt fit with "One legacy".
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New post 16 Oct 2015, 20:04
a question in old og books.
in the patern
noun is to do/noun/doing

each noun , depending on its meaning, can go with only to do, or noun or doing. this is problem of idiom and we have to remember. it seems there are around 50 nouns which have pattern

noun is to do.

so we have to remember,

gmat today will not test un hard idiom like this one
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I feel by a verb realizing is better than realization
Why is E not correct ?
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abhi1693 wrote:
I feel by a verb realizing is better than realization
Why is E not correct ?


A concrete noun, when available, is preferred to a gerund.
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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 (Pronoun Error)
(B) the realization that as people age, their
(C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her (Legacy is not to do something, it is something)
(D) to realize that when people age, their (Legacy is not to do something, it is something)
(E) realizing that as people age, their (legacy is not realizing)
B - I am not convinced with the OG explanation. I chose D as to appeal is parallel to to realize and their would refer to the people


Please provide explanation.


One Legacy... is (to realize / the realization / realizing) ... (person / people), their / his or her concerns change as well.
----------------------Verb-------------Noun-----------gerund(N)---------Sin------Plu--------Plu----Sing----------------------------------
One quality is to be able to learn. (Quality is a noun, not a verb)
One quality is the ability to learn. (Ability is a noun, which can denote a quality)
One quality is learning. (quality doesn't learn)
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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
B - I am not convinced with the OG explanation. I chose D as to appeal is parallel to to realize and their would refer to the people


Please provide explanation.

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[/u] concerns change as well.

A) The problem is the use of theirs with the word people.
B) seems good.
C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her concerns change as well. It should be changes. Also usage of when is not justifiable here.
D) The usage of when is not advisable...prefer to use as. Anyways B is better so discard it.
E)WRONG.

SO Answer is B


i think C explanation is not correct. His or her concerns change. here subject is prural . subjet is his concerns or her concerns.
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