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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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12 Oct 2008, 09:21
Need whatever is here. (A) and (B) are out.
(D) -made up for by - awkward.
I will go with (E) for parallelism. (C) was close.
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12 Oct 2008, 09:33
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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I believe the answer is D - Parrellism and idiom
E is close but he is repeated and is awkard
A, B, C are out.
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12 Oct 2008, 09:40
sudhanshu_arora wrote:
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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I believe the answer is D - Parrellism and idiom
E is close but he is repeated and is awkard
A, B, C are out.

Sorry D is not the OA !!!this is also a 1000 sc question
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12 Oct 2008, 11:22
B seems correct to me.

Can someone please explain why is "whatever" idiomatic here?
also A and C are in the passive.

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12 Oct 2008, 11:57
prasun84 wrote:
B seems correct to me.

Can someone please explain why is "whatever" idiomatic here?
also A and C are in the passive.

whatever is not idiomatic. "more than made up by" or rather "made up by" is the idiom here.

whatever is required to make the meaning of the sentence clear.

I choose C
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