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Hi, Windward,

Does the position of the chairman recompense his lack of knowledge?

That sentence is wrong. "recompense" is a strange verb of highly restricted use. Perhaps what you want to say is:

- Does the position of chairman compensate for his lack of knowledge?

which, to tell the truth, does not make much sense, because a chairman needs to meet certain qualifications to play that role. A role cannot compensate for the nonfulfillment of a requirement.

I'm not sure about the idea that needs to be put across, but it might be something like:

- Does a chairman's (practical) experience compensate for his lack of (theoretical) knowledge?

or

- Does a chairman's authority excuse his lack of knowledge?

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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