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# Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit

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Hi Experts,
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Q: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.

Could any body explain 'became well known' or 'became as well known' is correct?

Also for me B is looking good because as much ......as is idiomatically correct...and the the phrases following as much and as are also parallel....

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02 Feb 2010, 21:23
Hi Mohit,

OA is E. Could you please justify?

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10 Feb 2011, 04:55
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The given text is a test of symmetrical //ism in a two part sentence. This is not testing the correctness of either 'became well known' or 'became as well known'. Both are correct in their own right in appropriate contexts.

(A) well known ‘as much because of having an eccentric personality ‘as for having’ ------- un//.

(B) well known ‘as much for having an eccentric personality’ ‘as for skillful wax renderings’ of popular public figure. …..un//

(C) well known ‘as much because of her’ eccentric personality ‘as she was for’ her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. …..un//

(D) as well known ‘for having an eccentric’ personality ‘as having skillfully’ rendered popular public figures in wax. ----- un//

(E)’as well known for her eccentric’ personality ‘as for her skillful wax renderings’ of popular public figures. …… // correct choice

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Also for me B is looking good because as much ......as is idiomatically correct...and the phrases following as much and as are also parallel...

Nope; B flouts the //ism by missing something similar to ‘having’ in the second arm
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10 Feb 2011, 21:42
(B)well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

If you have to say two things are equally beautiful, using 'as', you will not say as much beautiful- simply, as beautiful, right? Thus, as well known is correct.

(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

'having' indicating possession- if she is having an eccentric personality, it is 'her' personality. similarly, the figures made are also 'her' work. E seems most appropriate, and simply worded.

Hence, the correct choice is E
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11 Feb 2011, 03:40
It is E. IIism question.
In B for having is not II to for skillful.
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11 Feb 2011, 09:23
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Q: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.

as much because is unidiomatic and awkward- hence a, and c are out.

having is just verbose - it is not required. So b and d are out.

But if E were not right and one had to pick between B and D, i would go with B. I think D is superficially parallel and also introduces "as well known" which leans towards a comparison.
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12 Feb 2011, 18:08
I believe "having" always stinks on the gmat since its passive. Please correct me ....

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Nope; B flouts the //ism by missing something similar to ‘having’ in the second arm
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30 Apr 2012, 05:38
[quote="amitanand"]Hi Experts,
In the following question:

Q: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

because of... is not parallel to for...

(C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
- one part is a phrase (because of ...), and the other part is a complete clause (she was for her ...) - same issue as choice a, because vs. for

(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
- you can't get rid of the 'for' in the second part (it should be '...as for having...')
- wordy (compare with the compact wording in choice e)

(E)as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
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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.

The key to get to the right answer is to understand the meaning of the sentence. This sentence is about Patience Lovell Wright who travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 years. Wright became well known for two reasons:
1. For her eccentric personality.
2. For her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

The entities following both the “as” must be parallel to each other.

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(A) well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.: Incorrect for the reason discussed above.

(B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Incorrect. Again the entities following “as” are not parallel. We need something parallel “having” after the second “as”.

(C) well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Incorrect. Again, the entities following the two “as” are nit parallel.

(D) as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax. Incorrect. “for having” after first “as” in not parallel to “having” after the second “as”.

(E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Correct. “for her…” is parallel to “for her skillful…”.

1. In a list, the entity following the first marker should be parallel to the entity following the second marker.
2. We should use comparative degree (much) only when we are comparing two entities.

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31 Oct 2012, 08:35
egmat wrote:
Use of “much” is incorrect here because Wright is not compared to anybody else. Also, the entities following both the “as” must be parallel to each other.

By that logic would, "Abc was known as much for his impatient nature as for his brilliance" or "She is know as much for her songs as for her movies" be incorrect?
Could you pls elaborate on the "much" rule and elaborate on the usage of "as much because... as because"
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22 Aug 2014, 23:35
daagh wrote:
The given text is a test of symmetrical //ism in a two part sentence. This is not testing the correctness of either 'became well known' or 'became as well known'. Both are correct in their own right in appropriate contexts.

(A) well known ‘as much because of having an eccentric personality ‘as for having’ ------- un//.
as well known for her eccentric[/color]’ personality ‘as for her skillful wax renderings’ of popular public figures. …… // correct choice

(B) well known ‘as much for having an eccentric personality’ ‘as for skillful wax renderings’ of popular public figure. …..un//

(C) well known ‘as much because of her’ eccentric personality ‘as she was for’ her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. …..un//

(D) as well known ‘for having an eccentric’ personality ‘as having skillfully’ rendered popular public figures in wax. ----- un//

(E)’as well known for her eccentric’ personality ‘as for her skillful wax renderings’ of popular public figures. …… // correct choice

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Also for me B is looking good because as much ......as is idiomatically correct...and the phrases following as much and as are also parallel...

Nope; B flouts the //ism by missing something similar to ‘having’ in the second arm

Hi Daagh,

I have a small doubt. In option E, the adjective known is ellipsed in the second half of the sentence.
Option E is same as :

as well known for her eccentric personality as known for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

Please let me know if my understanding is coorect.
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31 Aug 2015, 12:00
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Hi Experts,
In the following question:

Q: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.

Could any body explain 'became well known' or 'became as well known' is correct?

Also for me B is looking good because as much ......as is idiomatically correct...and the the phrases following as much and as are also parallel....

Thanks
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IMO, E does the best job in terms of maintaining the parallel structure.
However, I am little skeptical to believe it's the bet answer because the intent of the original sentence was to say that the Patience Lovell became WELL KNOWN for something and something, whereas E states the Patience Lovell became known for something as well as something.
Both are perfectly sensible. I guess maintaining parallel structure precedes change of meaning perhaps? Is this a sort of a rule of them on the GMAT?
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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.

I think parallelism is NOT the issue in choice A. A is wrong bcos of other reasons.

the phrases: because of having and for having skillfully rendered are actually parallel. 'For' can be used to present reasons - this can be seen in many official questions. A is definitely wordy, but ||ism is not the issue.

I think the main issue in this sentence lies is the usage of the idiom: as [adjective] as

'as much as' or 'as well as' are perfect to use when there is no adjective in the sentence. Whereas, in the current scenario, we already have an adjective : well known. So, there is no point in bringing another.

e.g. Gandhi was famous as much for his truthfulness as because he had a huge public support.
Gandhi was as famous for his truthfulness as because he had a huge public support.

I think the second version is much better and concise too.

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