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In April 1997, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted an all-day White House

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10 May 2018, 17:30
duttarupam2344 wrote:
daagh wrote:
A. that indicates a child’s acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as

- Findings that indicates - Serious S- V mismatch; Don’t take the argument that -indicates - is the singular verb of conference; A conference never indicates, its discussions or findings do.

B. that are indicative of a child acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as

-Indicative of a child – a circumlocutory expression – Findings that indicate or indicating - is more forthright

C. to indicate that when a child acquires language, thinking, and emotional skills, that it is

-Findings to indicate -is awkward and unidiomatic –

D. indicating that a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is -best among the lot.

E. indicative of a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills as

As in B, -Indicative of a child – a circumlocutory expression – Findings that indicate or indicating - is more forthright

D therefore is the right choice

can you please explain (in option D)
1.Why 'is' is correct in this part - "a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is"? It should be 'are' IMO.... Here the subject is a child's acquisition or simply acquisition and not 'language, thinking and emotional skills'.
2. Why "that" is required after indicating?.... 'indicating that' is a correct idiom.
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21 May 2018, 23:03
Can some explain how "as" and "is" at the end of the sentence change the meaning of the sentence. e-gmat, GMATNinja.
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21 May 2018, 23:21
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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

A. S V error - Findings ---- indicate is required

B. We want show the result of findings, therefore "VERB - ING" modifier is required. Also, indicative of a child is awkward.

C. "when" changes the meaning. Also, "that it is" wrong.

D. Correct

E. Same as B

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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

here we can look at indicative and eliminate .. as it is adjective does not fit propoerly ..
to indicate is wrong here as it chaneges the meaning, here
in option D indiccating verb ing modifier is correcty used to modify Clinton the doer of the action and the parellism in the clause is correct.
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19 Feb 2019, 09:20
Why is E wrong? Isn't it in the form of X indicative of Y? (new findings indicative of ____)
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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
--- -"that" modifies findings so the verb - indicates is wrong.
(B) that are indicative of a child acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as
--- that are indicative of a child acquiring, child thinking and child emotional skills --- faulty parallelism

(C) to indicate that when a child acquires language, thinking, and emotional skills, that it is
- faulty parallelism --- to indicate that A.... that it is XXXX
(D) indicating that a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is
-- Correct
(E) indicative of a child’s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills as
--faulty parallelism

daagh GMATNinja @mods - is the POE correct?
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Suarb,
What is the parallellism problem in E? How is it different from D?
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04 Jun 2019, 11:02
daagh wrote:
Suarb,
What is the parallellism problem in E? How is it different from D?

ok i got it...
my mistake.. i breezed through the choices

then how do we reject E?
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06 Jun 2019, 07:34
"that" modified for new findings, so it has to be a plural verb-->A is out.
B. "indicative of..." is problematic, cause it should be "indication of"
C. meaning error "to indicate that when..."
D. "indicating" modifies "new findings", and the following clause has S-V agreement
E. "indicative of..." is problematic
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tingting85114 wrote:
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

On this example, I eliminated D because I think the "indicating"can't function as a verb by itself. If it is used as a modifier to modify the whole first sentence, a "," will be needed before the "indicating". Can someone help me, please?

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I'm happy to help.

First of all, not every modifier is set off by a comma the rest of the sentence. In fact, this gets at the heart of the issue of vital vs. non-vital modifiers. See:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/that-vs-which-on-the-gmat/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-gramm ... modifiers/

The word "indicating" is not a verb --- it is a participle modifying "findings", and because it's a vital modifier, no comma is needed. BTW, here's a post on participial phrases:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/participle ... -the-gmat/

BTW, notice on the GMAT's favorite SC patterns. In (A), "indicates" is a verb (although incorrectly singular), in (C) "to indicate", the infinitive, a verb form, appears, and in (D) "indicating" is a participle, that is, another verb form. By contrast, both (B) & (E) turn the verb into an adjective "indicative." The GMAT doesn't like that. The GMAT likes direct powerful language, and part of what this means is --- the action should be encapsulated in verbs. When you have a choice between action-as-verb vs. action-as-noun or -adjective, the former is almost always preferable to the latter.

Does all this make sense?

Mike

Hello mike,

As you mentioned about preference to action-as-verb. Then, option A may also be right (AS indicates is a verb and indicating is a modifier, so we should use indicates, preferably).
And also option D uses acquisition instead of acquiring..Which is correct acquisition or acquiring here.
Please explain, where am I wrong in this.

Thanks.
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