a matter of eliminating

polybolos

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi, everyone.
I have a question concerning the text below, please help.

This following text is about Frank Abagnale , who is a former swindler and now is a consultant for FBI.

Despite failing twice, he(=Frank Abagnale) claims to have passed the bar exam legitimately on the third try after eight weeks of study, because "Louisiana, at the time, allowed you to take the Bar over and over as many times as you needed. It was really a matter of eliminating what you got wrong."
-- quoted from wikipedia, see a topic of impersonations as attorney at Frank Abagnale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Question
I'm not sure of the construction; a matter of 〜ing. what does underlined phrase, "a matter of eliminating...", mean? Give me suggestions, please.
 
  • Mr.Dent

    Senior Member
    English American
    You just had to eliminate what you got wrong.
    The way to do it was to eliminate what you got wrong.
    All that you really had to do was eliminate the questions you got wrong.
     

    polybolos

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thank you again, Mr. Dent.

    I misunderstood the form of advice until you mentioned it. I keep it in mind, big thanks!
     

    polybolos

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Silly me:) Ok, I will keep it in mind.
    Your correcting is very useful for me, English learner. I hope you will mention my mistakes If I make them. Thanks again.
     
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