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Oscar Charleston was a hitter so feared that even when he [#permalink]
14 Jun 2007, 15:39
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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
Please explain the structure and reason for the answer.
The answer is A, but I don't really know how to describe why. It just sounds best. It's more than acceptable to say phrases like <object> was so <descriptor> when speaking colloquially as a means of emphasis.
c and d has a clumsy sentence structure with the use of fearsomeness... out.
we prefer the use of 'a hitter' rather than 'the hitter' in this sentence. b is out.
e has redundant use of 'much' and the unnescessary use of progressive 'coming'