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Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
(A) what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with

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Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
(A) what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with



tough one .. though

between A and B.
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 02:19
Use of "whatever" is appropriate is D. "what" is too specific i suppose.

IMO D

Whats the OA
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 02:59
yes Tough one. I go for D for the use of "whatever" over "what" (though Im not very sure)
or maybe C

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 09:25
This was brutal. I went with A over B.

Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 17:22
I am stuck between D & E,

But i will go with E, after more reasoning i feel "compensated for by" is too wordy, E is concise and flows with the description of Bitzer profile, also follows idiom Compensate A with B.

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What needs a precise reference and we do not have any particular skill that is mentioned.

So A & B are out

E says he lacks V C itself and not a skill of V C . So wrong.

Between C & D, D conveys the meaning that lack of skills in VC was compensated by his other skill

C does not say what is compensating for? reads like two different things without interconnect.

OA & OE?

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I think it's E. It has the best clarity, and more importantly has the correct idiom "compensate with".

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scthakur wrote:
Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
(A) what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with


B.
"he was lacking...he more than compensated" are parallel
"for in" is needed.
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 22:32
Thanks everyone. OA is B.

I picked E over B for concision. But, now I see that E changes meaning. Hence, B should be the answer.

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Thanks everyone. OA is B.

I picked E over B for concision. But, now I see that E changes meaning. Hence, B should be the answer.


What exactly is the OE? Why is D incorrect? Why is B correct?

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 23:03
Sorry, I do not have OE.

But, I rejected D because the use of "by" in "he more than compensated for by" looks awkward as it gives an impression of passive voice.

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"for in" in b sounds really awkward...

another reason why A) is wrong?

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"for in" in b sounds really awkward...

another reason why A) is wrong?


In A.
What skill was lacking in his visual composition -- really awkward and wrong
skill was lacking
skill is lacking. in X.--> is this sounds correct.

Is Skill lacking something..???



what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in

Skills he is lacking --> sounds good and logical.
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How did you guys pick on what vs what ever?

lacking vs lacked?

Why do we need lacking here. every thing else is in past tense.

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How did you guys pick on what vs what ever?

lacking vs lacked?

Why do we need lacking here. every thing else is in past tense.

"was lacking" --> pastense..
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icandy wrote:
How did you guys pick on what vs what ever?

lacking vs lacked?

Why do we need lacking here. every thing else is in past tense.

"was lacking" --> pastense..


So is lacked.

was lacking sounds more like a past continuous

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Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
(A) what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with


for me D
A - "and" is really confusing.... "he was...and ... ? " looks wrong
B - the same
C - he lacked, not his composition... it looks like changing the meaning. I really like Past tense there, but what I don't like is the changing of discussion - He was someth.... and .... his composition did bla-bla-bla, he did X ... It doesn't sound right!
D - he lacked... he compensated ...(parallel)...but "for by" suspicious (and potentially wordy), but looks better than previous ones
E - "compensated X with Y" sounds right, but he was lacking skills, not VC.... Incorrect.

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