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# Baker was perhaps not the most gifted soloist in the

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Baker was perhaps not the most gifted soloist in the orchestra, but the conductor felt what was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by the passion with which he played the music.
(A) what was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by
(B) what he lacked in technical skill was more than made up by
(C) whatever was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by
(D) whatever he lacked in technical skill was more than made up for by
(E) whatever he lacked in technical skill he more than made up by
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16 Jan 2005, 06:34
OA is (D)

Can someone explain the word "for"?

(D) whatever he lacked in technical skill was more than made up for by
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16 Jan 2005, 17:04
guys I am sorry the OA is B. I don't rem the source of the question but yes check out the post:

qocho1 can you please tell me the source of the question because it's been a while and I don't rem the source.

http://www.testmagic.com/forums/showthr ... ical+skill

thanks.

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16 Jan 2005, 23:12
Okay Iam a little confused at this point. There are two OA's. I also read the testmagic thread and one person there seems to refer to D as the correct answer based on the preposition "made up for". I picked D based on the same analysis. If it is B, can somebody explain why and confirm the source of the question
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17 Jan 2005, 03:38
Don't have an idea of the QA, but my thought is that:
You make up for something. e.g.

Reyes made up for his error by scoring a breathtaking goal in the last minute.
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20 Jun 2007, 17:35
Made up by-- means Feigned.
Made up for -- means compensated for.
Therefore I went with D.
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13 Sep 2007, 01:04
bmwhype2 wrote:
qhoc0010 wrote:
This question is from Arco test 97.

What is the OA from arco?

the oa is B in sc1000
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13 Sep 2007, 12:08
Btwn B and D. I went for B for Brevity.

Can't really say why one is more correct than the other though...
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13 Sep 2007, 12:22
i picked B and didn't consider D.. D sounds wordy and that last part "whatever he lacked in technical skill was more than made up for by" is that "for" necessary? other than that, B is the clear choice.
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13 Sep 2007, 16:23
Baker was perhaps not the most gifted soloist in the orchestra, but the conductor felt what was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by the passion with which he played the music.
(A) what was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by
using verb "was" two times
(B) what he lacked in technical skill was more than made up by
Simple past tense
(C) whatever was lacking in his technical skill was more than made up by
What refers to single noun, because of "was" so, whatever is irrelevant
(D) whatever he lacked in technical skill was more than made up for by
What refers to single noun, because of "was" so, whatever is irrelevant, moreover, used up and for after made. It should be either made up or made for

(E) whatever he lacked in technical skill he more than made up by
What refers to single noun, because of "was" so, whatever is irrelevant . Lacks verb

My choice B
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