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In April 1997, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted an all-day White House scientific conference on new findings that indicates a child’s acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as an active process that may be largely completed before age three.

A. that indicates a child’s acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as
B. that are indicative of a child acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as
C. to indicate that when a child acquires language, thinking, and emotional skills, that it is
D. indicating that a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is
E. indicative of a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills as
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 15:02
A. S-V disagreement
B. awkward
C. 'to indicate' changes the meaning
D. S-V disagreement - 'is' at the end
E. Best choice - 'indicative of x, y and z as ...'
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 17:58
E is my pick. This is an idiom question as I see it - indicative of A,B, C as D!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:11
gsr wrote:
A. S-V disagreement
B. awkward
C. 'to indicate' changes the meaning
D. S-V disagreement - 'is' at the end
E. Best choice - 'indicative of x, y and z as ...'


good explanation! .....Indeed my choice is E also.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:26
The idiom indicative of... is used to state a fact, or series of facts.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 13:55
OA is D.

I don't have the OE, can somebody explain it.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 14:04
a child’s acquisition ....is....(no S-V agreement problem)
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 14:05
I would go with D cause

1) we have a singular subject here

child's thinking, child's accquistion of XYZ, child's emotional skills....all are singular so we need "is" at the end,

now E distorts the meaning and makes it sound passive...

D is much clearer
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