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

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20 Jun 2011, 08:15
c d and e are comparing the body/face to the mother/wife and not to their body/face and like can't be used to compare the modled face and the face iself.
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03 Dec 2011, 05:26
"model after" is correct idiom. The right answer is B. Agree with all guys above.
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21 Jun 2012, 21:32
Hi All

I choose I eliminated 3 wrong then right like most of the times. Isn't mother's and wife's referring face and body ??

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02 Jul 2012, 18:14
What's the difference between the following options?

1. modeled ... like ...
2. modeled ... after...

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What's the difference between the following options?

1. modeled ... like ...
2. modeled ... after...

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Both can be used in this context, but options with like are ambiguous. They are not clear if face is modeled like face, and same with the body.

The option would be correct with like if it was something like

Modeled the statue's face like his mother's face, and body like his wife's body.

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22 Aug 2012, 07:17
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
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22 Aug 2012, 10:04
The correct idiom is modelled after and not modelled like as in A. B is the right choice for using the preposition after modelled and for using correct possessives such as face that of his mother and body as that of his wife
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22 Aug 2012, 10:55
What daagh said. I would like to add that I initially thought that D was correct but I had to check myself to make sure that I wasn't being tricked by colloquial English. Choice D means that the statue's face would look like the mother (head, shoulders, legs, hands, everything) which would look really strange. Choice B means that the statue's face would like the his mother's face :D
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24 Aug 2012, 12:40
The correct idiom is 'modeled...after.'

Even if one doesn't know the idiom, one can still eliminate (A) and (C) based on meaning. If Frederic modeled the face like his mother, this is ambiguous. Do we mean that his mother modeled it in the same way? (in which case the proper word is 'as').

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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
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11 Sep 2012, 08:17
Correct idiom is "model (something) after (something else)"

jitgoel 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 >> like is wrong
(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife >> Correct
(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife >> Like is wrong
(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife >> wrong reference
(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife >> like is wrong, also wrong reference

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I think it should be B too.
Correct idiom, like premnath said, should be molded after.

I think the take away from this question is to understand the parallelism "face of the statue after that of his mother ...". "Face of" and "that of" should be parallel.
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11 Sep 2012, 10:24
premnath wrote:
Correct idiom is "model (something) after (something else)"

jitgoel 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 >> like is wrong
(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife >> Correct
(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife >> Like is wrong
(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife >> wrong reference
(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife >> like is wrong, also wrong reference

Can you please explain why 'E' is wrong? And let me know how to mugup the Idioms and what is the best source for the same. If you have some let me know.
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This doesn't look like a GMAT question. The OA looks wrong. Check out the meaning of the statement. Are we saying he modeled the face of the sculpture after modeling the mother's face and then modeled the body after modeling his wife's body?

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This doesn't look like a GMAT question. The OA looks wrong. Check out the meaning of the statement. Are we saying he modeled the face of the sculpture after modeling the mother's face and then modeled the body after modeling his wife's body?

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i too eliminated "B" for same reason
"A" conveys meaning properly but lacks parallelism.
If i am not wrong even "C" distorts meaning
"modeled the face like his mother" <== conveys he modeled the face the way he did his mother's

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This question tests comparisons and consistency:

(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother's and the body like his wife's
The phrasing is okay, but there is a bit of an unknown. "modeled the face of the statue like his mother's ????" It's not explicit what he modeled after his mother.

(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
This phrasing is a bit wordy but it makes sense. Notice the comparisons:
modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother

Here's a color coding:

the face of the statue
that of his mother

Notice the consistency in the phrasing. the face = that, of = of, the statue = his mother. The same applies "the body" and "that of his wife. It's wordy, but the comparison is correct.

(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
This statement implies he "modeled the face of the statue" like he "modeled his mother". He did not "model his mother"

(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
This phrasing implies the sculptor made the face of the statue after he made his mother. The sculptor did not "make" his mother.

(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Similar to C, this implies the "face" looks like his "mother" and the "body" looks like his "wife". The meaning is distorted because the face should look like his mother's face, not his mother.
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This question tests comparisons and consistency:

(A) modeled the face of the statue like his mother's and the body like his wife's
The phrasing is okay, but there is a bit of an unknown. "modeled the face of the statue like his mother's ????" It's not explicit what he modeled after his mother.

(B) modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother and the body after that of his wife
This phrasing is a bit wordy but it makes sense. Notice the comparisons:
modeled the face of the statue after that of his mother

Here's a color coding:

the face of the statue
that of his mother

Notice the consistency in the phrasing. the face = that, of = of, the statue = his mother. The same applies "the body" and "that of his wife. It's wordy, but the comparison is correct.

(C) modeled the face of the statue like his mother and the body like his wife
This statement implies he "modeled the face of the statue" like he "modeled his mother". He did not "model his mother"

(D) made the face of the statue after his mother and the body after his wife
This phrasing implies the sculptor made the face of the statue after he made his mother. The sculptor did not "make" his mother.

(E) made the face of the statue look like his mother and the body look like his wife
Similar to C, this implies the "face" looks like his "mother" and the "body" looks like his "wife". The meaning is distorted because the face should look like his mother's face, not his mother.

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22 Jun 2013, 01:58
Modeled after is the correct idiom. Therefore, B is the answer.
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Modeled after is the correct idiom. Therefore, B is the answer.

I too go with B. Modeled after is the correct idiom
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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.

Hi Brian
I have a question.
I understand the subtlely between Modeled Like and Modeled After.
But in this question we are just comparing the nouns(Statue face like mother's face) and not the action of modeling.

Infact please let us know which one of them is the correct meaning.
1) modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s
In this I am taking away the meaning that he modeled something that looked like his mother's face.
2)modeled the face of the statue like his mother’s
In this I am taking away the meaning that he modeled the face like he modeled his mother's face.

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