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Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tussaud's work by 30 years, became well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

A)well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures
C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of poular public figure
D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
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15 Feb 2007, 05:10
I pick B

A close shot is E, however E changes the meaning a bit....
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16 Feb 2007, 00:27
A, C - Not parallel (beacause - for)
D - not parallel (second for is absent)
E - altered intent

Give me B!
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16 Feb 2007, 05:32
OA is not B
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17 Feb 2007, 05:37
Is it C?

here "for" acts as because to make it parallel...

I though it was B too
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17 Feb 2007, 05:58
arj_singh1976 wrote:
Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tussaud's work by 30 years, became well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

A)well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures
C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of poular public figure
D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful was renderings of popular public figures.

I will go with E - I assume the "was renderings" is wax renderings.

In b, having is like being which GMAT doesnt like. not parallel.
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17 Feb 2007, 06:24
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arj_singh1976 wrote:
Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tussaud's work by 30 years, became well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

A)well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures
C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of poular public figure
D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful was renderings of popular public figures.

I will go with E - I assume the "was renderings" is wax renderings.

In b, having is like being which GMAT doesnt like. not parallel.

Thanks for correction. It is indeed 'wax rendering'. But could you plz explain why did u pick up E and not others?
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17 Feb 2007, 09:56
oK , let me see...

I went with B as well...

we need "as much" here to show that she was well known because (equally) for her personality as for her work..

also we need "as..for" form..
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17 Feb 2007, 10:05

with the latest editing..E is BEST
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20 Feb 2007, 11:51
I chose B - but now I see that E is the most parallel in structure...
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34. Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 year, became well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(A)well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
(B)well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(E)as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
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34. Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 year, became well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(A)well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
(B)well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(E)as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

'Became well known as' is preferred to 'Became as well known'. Eliminate D, E
C - as she was - wrong - as she is may be correct - Eliminate
B for having is not parallel with for skillful wax rendering. - Eliminate
Answer = A. rendered maintains past tense correctly. having maintains parallelism.
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15 May 2008, 20:52
I originally picked b, but after reading it again, I think E is the right one.

A is clearly wrong, the correct idiom should be "as much for ... as for ..."
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15 May 2008, 21:40
I can't decide between A and E. Is there an OE?
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I think E is the right one.

A is clearly wrong, the correct idiom should be "as much for ... as for ..

You are right! OA is E
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A is clearly wrong, the correct idiom should be "as much for ... as for ..."

Thanks Billy. It goes to my notes.
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16 May 2008, 17:29
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A is clearly wrong, the correct idiom should be "as much for ... as for ..."

Thanks Billy. It goes to my notes.

I think, we should care the words next to "for" also. For example, I choose B because B satifies the rule: "as much for...as for". But B wrong!
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16 May 2008, 18:31
Damn! I got that one right.. I picked E. That's definitely an interesting question.
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Leopard wrote:
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A is clearly wrong, the correct idiom should be "as much for ... as for ..."

Thanks Billy. It goes to my notes.

I think, we should care the words next to "for" also. For example, I choose B because B satifies the rule: "as much for...as for". But B wrong!

hey sondenso,
I noticed that too, but B is wrong for a different reason, it's not parallel.
The phrase after the for's are not parrallel. if they are both none then it will be okay.
say "as much for its eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures".

I think
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hey sondenso,
I noticed that too, but B is wrong for a different reason, it's not parallel.
The phrase after the for's are not parrallel. if they are both none then it will be okay.
say "as much for its eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures

I cant agree with you more! that is my weakness-quickly but carelessly!
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