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Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit

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Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 01:01
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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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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit pre [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 05:05
Which answer choices are you confused between? Here is a hint: you can rule out all the wrong options based on poor parallelism alone. Give it a shot!
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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit pre [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 06:57
B exhibits poor parallelism - "having an eccentric personality" is a participial phrase, "skillful wax renderings" is a noun phrase.

There is only one answer that includes only parallel structures.
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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit pre [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 07:58
Yes, E is the only one where parallelism is not an issue. gurpreet07, can you confirm that the OA is E?
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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit pre [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 08:03
E.

B and E are contenders.
Now, in B something which is possessed by Wright is compared with something which he/she is doing.

In E, something which Wright possesses(personality) is compared with something which Wright possesses(skillful renderings)
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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit pre [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 11:12
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