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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 10:36
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This question tests comparisons and consistency:

(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother's and the body like his wife's
The phrasing is okay, but there is a bit of an unknown. "modeled the face of the statue like his mother's ????" It's not explicit what he modeled after his mother.

(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
This phrasing is a bit wordy but it makes sense. Notice the comparisons:
modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother

Here's a color coding:

the face of the statue
that of his mother

Notice the consistency in the phrasing. the face = that, of = of, the statue = his mother. The same applies "the body" and "that of his wife. It's wordy, but the comparison is correct.

(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
This statement implies he "modeled the face of the statue" like he "modeled his mother". He did not "model his mother"

(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
This phrasing implies the sculptor made the face of the statue after he made his mother. The sculptor did not "make" his mother.

(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Similar to C, this implies the "face" looks like his "mother" and the "body" looks like his "wife". The meaning is distorted because the face should look like his mother's face, not his mother.
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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 21:19
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This question tests comparisons and consistency:

(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother's and the body like his wife's
The phrasing is okay, but there is a bit of an unknown. "modeled the face of the statue like his mother's ????" It's not explicit what he modeled after his mother.

(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
This phrasing is a bit wordy but it makes sense. Notice the comparisons:
modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother

Here's a color coding:

the face of the statue
that of his mother

Notice the consistency in the phrasing. the face = that, of = of, the statue = his mother. The same applies "the body" and "that of his wife. It's wordy, but the comparison is correct.

(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
This statement implies he "modeled the face of the statue" like he "modeled his mother". He did not "model his mother"

(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
This phrasing implies the sculptor made the face of the statue after he made his mother. The sculptor did not "make" his mother.

(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Similar to C, this implies the "face" looks like his "mother" and the "body" looks like his "wife". The meaning is distorted because the face should look like his mother's face, not his mother.


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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 01:58
Modeled after is the correct idiom. Therefore, B is the answer.
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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 09:29
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Modeled after is the correct idiom. Therefore, B is the answer.



I too go with B. Modeled after is the correct idiom
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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2015, 07:59
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knightofdelta wrote:
This doesn't look like a GMAT question. The OA looks wrong. Check out the meaning of the statement. Are we saying he modeled the face of the sculpture after modeling the mother's face and then modeled the body after modeling his wife's body?

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i too eliminated "B" for same reason
"A" conveys meaning properly but lacks parallelism.
If i am not wrong even "C" distorts meaning
"modeled the face like his mother" <== conveys he modeled the face the way he did his mother's

expect..please help guys



I would like to explain you.
C D E can be easily eliminated on the basis of wrong comparison.The face cant be compared to mother or body cant be compared to wife.
Left with A and B.
In A the comparison is ambiguous because it is not complete. As it says face compared to his mother's---??
Mother's what...??? More over as pointed in above posts you cant compare the face with statue.
In B it says directly and the sentence has parallel structure too. Please note it doesnt say that face was made after he made his mother's face but it means the mother's face was some kind of inspiration for his statue's face or he made statue's face some what similar to that of his mother.
Hope it is clear!

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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2015, 15:39
"Model X after Y" is idiomatically correct.

"Model X like Y" sounds strange. So, (B) is correct.
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