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45. According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s and the body like his wife’s.(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s and the body like his wife’s
(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Plz clarify in A and B....
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Re: 45/1000 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2009, 20:17
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A would have been correct if it were

modeled the face of the statue like that of his mother's and ............ like that of his wife.

"that" is important here to make a proper comparison of "face" of statue to "face" of mother and not to "mother"
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45. According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s and the body like his wife’s.(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s and the body like his wife’s
(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Plz clarify in A and B....


'modeled after' is correct idiom that leaves you B and D. B uses correct comparision..

IMO B
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Re: 45/1000 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2009, 19:11
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A would have been correct if it were

modeled the face of the statue like that of his mother's and ............ like that of his wife.

"that" is important here to make a proper comparison of "face" of statue to "face" of mother and not to "mother"


Thanks for the explanation
OA is B...
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Re: 45/1000 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 10:01
doesn't the apostrophe in "Mother's" in a represent the mother's face ....??
had it been "Mother's face" then would A be the correct choice...??
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Hey Rath's - you're absolutely correct that the possessive "mother's" refers to the face, so A would be correct were it not for the meaning of "modeled like" vs. "modeled after". "Modeled like" means that he did the modeling in a way that the mother's face would have, and that's not a logical meaning. "Modeled after" means that he made the face look like that of the mother's.

I hate saying that it's an idiomatic thing because it's really more of a meaning issue, but I do think that it's one of those questions that may have been fair 10-15 years ago when it was an American test but that may not be all that fair in the >50%-of-tests-taken-outside-the-US days. I just don't know how common it is for international students to note that particular distinction. But you should know that meaning issues are very testable, so the ideology behind that question is definitely fair game.
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Re: 45/1000 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 10:53
B seems better than any other choice
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Re: 45/1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 01:26
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(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s and the body like his wife’s
(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife --> Correct relationship
(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 05:26
"model after" is correct idiom. The right answer is B. Agree with all guys above.
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