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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 skills was more than made up by the passion with which he played music.
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B - what he lacked in technical skill was more than made up by
C - whatever he lacked in technical skills was more than made up for by
D - whatever he lacked in technical skills he more than made up by

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04 Aug 2004, 10:29
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unambigous with no he. he lacked in technical skills is not right, according to me. The conductors feeling is in present about something which is still in progress. Whatever was lacking is still lacking.

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04 Aug 2004, 10:48
Should skills be plural in this case?... I vote for B

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04 Aug 2004, 11:01
I will go for C
I believe idiom is "make up for" when speaking of one thing compensating for another
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04 Aug 2004, 14:03
anuramm wrote:
Baker was perhaps not the most gifted soloist in the orchestra, but the conductor felt what was lacking in his technical skills was more than made up by the passion with which he played music.
A -
B - what he lacked in technical skill was more than made up by
C - whatever he lacked in technical skills was more than made up for by
D - whatever he lacked in technical skills he more than made up by

A) what was lacking in his technical skills was more than made up by

I think, using two was here is not a good thing.

C sounds better ...

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04 Aug 2004, 18:11
anuramm wrote:
Baker was perhaps not the most gifted soloist in the orchestra, but the conductor felt what was lacking in his technical skills was more than made up by the passion with which he played music.
A -
B - what he lacked in technical skill was more than made up by
C - whatever he lacked in technical skills was more than made up for by
D - whatever he lacked in technical skills he more than made up by

C it is.

conductor felt that Baker's lack in technical skills was overcame by the passion with which he played.

A is as if Baker was lacking the passion from his technical skills. But in reality, the passion made up for his inexpertise.

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