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According to his own account, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor

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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

Originally posted by chalven on 19 Jun 2009, 17:15.
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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


But in A But in A modeled face is compared to other modeled face only as per my understanding because of the use of apostrophe.
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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.


But in A But in A modeled face is compared to other modeled face only as per my understanding because of the use of apostrophe.


Option A is wrong not because of comparison issue, but because of wrong idiomatic usage " modeled like". The correct usage is "modeled after".
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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


For B, couldn't "that" also refer to statue? This would create the following sentence: modeled the face of the statue after the statue of his mother. Doesn't make much sense.
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The three options that use ‘like’ are incorrect. ‘Modelled like X’ means modelling something as X would. In this context that makes no sense, as a face or a body cannot ‘model’ something. So the choice is between B and D. Of these B is clearer and more in tune with the sentences original meaning, because it uses the word ‘modeled’.
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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.


But in A But in A modeled face is compared to other modeled face only as per my understanding because of the use of apostrophe.


Option A is wrong not because of comparison issue, but because of wrong idiomatic usage " modeled like". The correct usage is "modeled after".


is it sure, no comparison issue?

wont that of make the comparison more clear as in B ... ( statue of his wife).. i dont know can anybody clear this with more examples?
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