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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

Could you include explanation too. Thanks.
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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.
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19 Jun 2009, 23:07
D IMO but not sure it just seemed more concise.
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20 Jun 2009, 01:41
IMO B Guys...
Correct comparisons
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20 Jun 2009, 02:32
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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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21 Jun 2009, 11:39
modelled after is the right idiom...So B....
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23 Jun 2009, 03:10
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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

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, 16:27
'modeled after ' and correct comparision..

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45. 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

Originally posted by Maulikgmat on 11 Jul 2009, 20:06.
Last edited by ydmuley on 24 Sep 2017, 06:04, edited 1 time in total.
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A would have been correct if it were

modeled the face of the statue like that of his mother's and ............ like that of his wife.

"that" is important here to make a proper comparison of "face" of statue to "face" of mother and not to "mother"
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Maulikgmat wrote:
45. 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
Plz clarify in A and B....

'modeled after' is correct idiom that leaves you B and D. B uses correct comparision..

IMO B
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A would have been correct if it were

modeled the face of the statue like that of his mother's and ............ like that of his wife.

"that" is important here to make a proper comparison of "face" of statue to "face" of mother and not to "mother"

Thanks for the explanation
OA is B...
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15 Jun 2010, 05:42
Model After.. idioms and comparison

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15 Jun 2010, 08:28
The Statue of Liberty is made but the face is modeled after [idiom] someone or something else.

B
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29 Nov 2010, 10:01
doesn't the apostrophe in "Mother's" in a represent the mother's face ....??
had it been "Mother's face" then would A be the correct choice...??
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01 Jan 2011, 10:53
B seems better than any other choice
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(B)

(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 --> Correct relationship
(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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17 Jun 2011, 06:05
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, 06:44
Yes....It is B....Wnt with A initially but that is wrong parallelism...So definitely B
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