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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


Edited the question...While posting the SC question put the format of the question correctly.

A. that indicates a child’s acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as - findings are plural and indicates is singular and child's acquiring is incorrect.
B. that are indicative of a child acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as - should be that indicate instead of indicative
C. to indicate that when a child acquires language, thinking, and emotional skills, that it is - Meaning error.
D. indicating that a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is - This is better...
E. indicative of a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills as - Meaning error.

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"Acquisition" is the subject, which is singular. The verb "is" is alright.
There is split in the answer choices between as and is.
The answers that include as are incorrect. X indicates Y as Z and X is indicative of Y as Z are incorrect idioms. The correct idioms are:
X indicates that Y is Z
X is indicative of Y (no Z)
X indicates that Y is Z is preferable because it's more direct.
Eliminate A, B and E.
In C, the pronoun it is ambiguous.
The correct answer is D.
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