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# According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi,

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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

Hi Guys,
could anyone explain why A is wrong ? Or why B is a better choice than A. I understand that all the other options are wrong because of the modifier error when the Auguste Bartholdi modeled the face like 'that' of his mother and not like his mother..

Does'nt mother's and wife's as in 1 means 'that of his mother' and wife's 'that of his wife".. Could someone please clarify if mother's and wife's is wrong choice or ungrammatical??
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23 Jun 2007, 07:56
Amit05 wrote:
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

Hi Guys,
could anyone explain why A is wrong ? Or why B is a better choice than A. I understand that all the other options are wrong because of the modifier error when the Auguste Bartholdi modeled the face like 'that' of his mother and not like his mother..

Does'nt mother's and wife's as in 1 means 'that of his mother' and wife's 'that of his wife".. Could someone please clarify if mother's and wife's is wrong choice or ungrammatical??

the correct idom is 'model after'. When you know this idiom you can immediately eliminate (A), (C), (D) and (E)! quite stupid, isn't it?

further (B) he modeled the face after that (face) of his mother, this is the correct comparision. (A) suggests that he modelled the face like his mother's (what? face or arm or ...), this is how GMAT likes it!

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23 Jun 2007, 08:07
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Amit05 wrote:
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

Hi Guys,
could anyone explain why A is wrong ? Or why B is a better choice than A. I understand that all the other options are wrong because of the modifier error when the Auguste Bartholdi modeled the face like 'that' of his mother and not like his mother..

Does'nt mother's and wife's as in 1 means 'that of his mother' and wife's 'that of his wife".. Could someone please clarify if mother's and wife's is wrong choice or ungrammatical??

the correct idom is 'model after'. When you know this idiom you can immediately eliminate (A), (C), (D) and (E)! quite stupid, isn't it?

further (B) he modeled the face after that (face) of his mother, this is the correct comparision. (A) suggests that he modelled the face like his mother's (what? face or arm or ...), this is how GMAT likes it!

cheers

thanks a ton .. I was not aware of this IDIOM "modeled after" .. Yes, afer knowing this the incorrect options could have been easily eliminated..
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23 Jun 2007, 18:34

model after is the right idiom, this eliminates A,C,D,E
23 Jun 2007, 18:34
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