Oscar Charleston was a hitter so feared that even when he came
to bat with the bases loaded he was routinely walked.
(B) the hitter so much feared that even when coming
(C) the hitter of such fearsomeness that even when he had come
(D) a hitter of such fearsomeness that even when he had come
(E) a hitter so much feared that even when coming
I DO NOT understand this Q.
"Oscar Charleston was a hitter so feared" <- who feared? OScar?
Th original sentence structure is so confusing to me, who is a non-native speaker.
Or maybe my English sucks.
I answered A.
Here is the explanation :-
Meaning of the original sentence : O.C. was a great hitter ; he was feared by his rivals; he was so feared (by his rivals) that he was routinely walked, even when he came to bat.>> I visualize that the last statement means that the hitter is like a gladiator who walks around the arena before battle. Now until this point i am not sure of the structure , i do not like the passive voice. But i have to see if there is a better answer choice that is grammatically correct and that conveys the right meaning.
Option B -> Wrong . A)So much feared is wordy; use of 'the' changes meaning. B)'that even when coming to bat' lacks subject.
Option C-> Wrong. A) the hitter of such fearsomeness is not compact compared to 'so feared that' and the use of article 'the' changes the meaing B) Even when he had come to is incorrect use of tense , it changes the meaning of the sentence.
Option D-> Wrong. Same as option C.
Option E-> Wrong. A)So much feared is wordy; B)'that even when coming to bat' lacks subject.
Please point out . If you find anything wrong with my analysis.