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# One legacy of Madison Avenues recent campaign to appeal to

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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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25 Sep 2007, 13:03
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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01 Oct 2007, 20:40
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
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

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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04 May 2011, 04:31
vannu 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
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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

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.

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01 Mar 2013, 21:32
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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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30 Aug 2013, 04:12
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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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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30 Apr 2015, 06:58
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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.

Hope is clear
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30 Apr 2015, 11:35
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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03 May 2015, 06:57
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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16 Oct 2015, 21:04
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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05 Apr 2017, 12:17
vannu 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 (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)
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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

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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05 Apr 2017, 19:12
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