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# Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit

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Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 year, became well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

(A)well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
(B)well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

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07 Sep 2007, 00:51
Striaght fight between B and E. A,C and D lacks parallelism.
I'll take B. 'as well know...as' in E doesn't seem right...

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07 Sep 2007, 01:39
Agree that it's between B and E.

The problem with B is "as much for having" .... "as for skilful renderings" - I think "as much" and "as" should be followed by similar constructions.

I go for E.

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07 Sep 2007, 10:51
Fistail wrote:
Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 year, became well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.

(A)well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
(B)well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
(D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
(E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

Shortlisted B and E

I would vote for B, cuz E seems to change the original meaning, on the second thought E is more clear. My guess is that clarity is the main reason for E. B is also parellel, jus does not have "her"

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07 Sep 2007, 11:28
"As well known" is much better than "Well known as much".
Choice D- "having" is not correct.
Choice E it is.

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