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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 - 'skills' was not lacking in anything. It is Bitzer who was lacking skills. Hence this choice alters the meaning
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in - 'in his abillity' wrong idiom for this sentence.
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in - same explanation as (A). 'visual composition' did not lack anything. IT is Bitzer who lacked some skills.
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by - Best answer choice
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with - he did not lack visual compostion. he lacked the skills required for visual compostion. So this one alters meaning too.

I think the answer is (D). What is the OA???

Note that skill can be both a countable and non-countable noun. So it is ok to uses skills/skill. That cannot be used to eliminate the answer choices.

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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

Its always compensated with[i]

E is direct and has properly used pronoun he after that
here he modifies Griffiths cameraman properly....and has also used compensated with in here

so it should be "E"

what is OA ??

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I think it should be "E".It is concise

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New post 26 Jun 2009, 00:34
I Guess , its not E.

Lack of visual composition -> He didn't lack Visual composition. What he lacked is skills required for visual composition.

I go for D.

Whatever skills he lacked....He compensated for by his ability (skills)
Looks like the comparison is also perfect.

OA pls????????

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ganeshraj wrote:
I Guess , its not E.

Lack of visual composition -> He didn't lack Visual composition. What he lacked is skills required for visual composition.

I go for D.

Whatever skills he lacked....He compensated for by his ability (skills)
Looks like the comparison is also perfect.

OA pls????????


Yes,I agree to what you say but " compensated for by" is a wrong idiom.So I won't select "D"

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Hi casino king,

Compensated for by looks like a correct idiom.

following are few examples from net.

-Can metabolic acidosis be compensated for by an incresed breathing rate and depth?
-Can gravitational attraction be compensated for by gravimetric effects?
-His lack of education is more than compensated for by his k ...

OA pls??

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Hi casino king,

Compensated for by looks like a correct idiom.

following are few examples from net.

-Can metabolic acidosis be compensated for by an incresed breathing rate and depth?
-Can gravitational attraction be compensated for by gravimetric effects?
-His lack of education is more than compensated for by his k ...

OA pls??

Let us wait for the OA and the source. I don't want to comment on what goes on the internet these days!!!

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