1.What is the difference between "he had it right" and "he was right"? Is the former more formal?
2. I think in "I’ve watched him with admiration as he has ", "as" means "because" not "when", as it explains cause-and-effect, right?
3. Is "lifts" short for "weight lifting" or a wrong usage?
48)I called my son, Josh, during his first semester at college to wish him luck on his final exams. His response was, “Dad, there is no such thing as luck. It’s all hard work.” He is a passionate kid, who throws himself at things that he loves. At first I thought his response was extreme. But, on further reflection, I believe he had it right. I’ve watched him with admiration as he has strived to meet goals others might think impossible. At nineteen, he decided to try his hand at competitive weight lifting. This wasn’t a natural choice for a former cyclist, but he was determined to break the national record for lifts.