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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

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20 Jun 2009, 00:07
D IMO but not sure it just seemed more concise.
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20 Jun 2009, 02:41
IMO B Guys...
Correct comparisons
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IMO B

Modeled the face when used with 'like' should be compared to other modeled face not the face itself.
otherwise it should be modeled after the face
Hence, A and C is wrong

D) made after is incorrect in the sentence
E) it should be look like his mother's face and so on. Modeled face can't look like his mother but like his mother's face.

So B stands.
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also modelled .... like .... is incorrect idiom. The correct idiom is modeled (something) after (something) is the correct idiom
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20 Jun 2009, 12:00
The OA is B.
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21 Jun 2009, 12:39
modelled after is the right idiom...So B....
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23 Jun 2009, 04:10
chalven 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

Could you include explanation too. Thanks.

IMO=D

The Statuted of Liberty is sculpted and made, not sculpted and modeled. Correct usage of after; and statue after his mother...body after his wife are parallel.
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06 Jul 2009, 16:23
OA is "B."
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06 Jul 2009, 17:27
'modeled after ' and correct comparision..

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15 Jun 2010, 06:42
Model After.. idioms and comparison

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15 Jun 2010, 09:28
The Statue of Liberty is made but the face is modeled after [idiom] someone or something else.

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17 Jun 2011, 07:05
I am going to go with B.

This is because the correct idiom is "modeled after" not "modeled like". That leaves us with B and D. D has incorrect comparison. The face is like that of his mother's face and body after his wife's body.

That leaves us with B.
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17 Jun 2011, 07:44
Yes....It is B....Wnt with A initially but that is wrong parallelism...So definitely B
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20 Jun 2011, 09:15
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.
its B
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Re: According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, [#permalink]

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21 Jun 2012, 22:32
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 ??

I hope you guys got what i am trying to say
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02 Jul 2012, 19:14
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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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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21 Jun 2013, 08:20
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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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