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# Q36: In April 1997, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted an

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

A. that indicates a childâ€™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 childâ€™s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills is
E. indicative of a childâ€™s acquisition of language, thinking, and emotional skills as
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13 Oct 2005, 16:02
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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13 Oct 2005, 18:58
E is my pick. This is an idiom question as I see it - indicative of A,B, C as D!
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13 Oct 2005, 21:11
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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13 Oct 2005, 21:26
The idiom indicative of... is used to state a fact, or series of facts.

E.

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14 Oct 2005, 14:55
OA is D.

I don't have the OE, can somebody explain it.
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14 Oct 2005, 15:04
a childâ€™s acquisition ....is....(no S-V agreement problem)

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14 Oct 2005, 15:05
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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