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Re: Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Mad  [#permalink]

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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.



I think parallelism is NOT the issue in choice A. A is wrong bcos of other reasons.

the phrases: because of having and for having skillfully rendered are actually parallel. 'For' can be used to present reasons - this can be seen in many official questions. A is definitely wordy, but ||ism is not the issue.

I think the main issue in this sentence lies is the usage of the idiom: as [adjective] as

'as much as' or 'as well as' are perfect to use when there is no adjective in the sentence. Whereas, in the current scenario, we already have an adjective : well known. So, there is no point in bringing another.

e.g. Gandhi was famous as much for his truthfulness as because he had a huge public support.
Gandhi was as famous for his truthfulness as because he had a huge public support.

I think the second version is much better and concise too.

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Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tussaud's work by 30 years, became well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.


Patience Lovell Wright became well known for two things :
1> because of her an eccentirc personality
2>for skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax

these two should be parallel to fit into
as much _________________ as

A)well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.
B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures => bad parallelism
C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of poular public figure
D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax. => having in second part doesn't convey the same meaning that sentence wants to convey. it is like - Patience Lovell Wright became well known because she was in possession of skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax. That is clearly not the intention.

E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

D also have parallel issue as well known for X as for Y. but I want to understand if my different reasoning for D is correct or not.
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Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tussaud's work by 30 years, 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 her 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 figure

(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


Can wax be modified with the adjective skillful? It feels like skillfully rendered wax figures makes more sense.
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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.


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The key to get to the right answer is to understand the meaning of the sentence. This sentence is about Patience Lovell Wright who travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Madame Tuscan’s work by 30 years. Wright became well known for two reasons:
1. For her eccentric personality.
2. For her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.

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The entities following both the “as” must be parallel to each other.

POE:

(A) well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.: Incorrect for the reason discussed above.

(B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Incorrect. Again the entities following “as” are not parallel. We need something parallel “having” after the second “as”.

(C) well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Incorrect. Again, the entities following the two “as” are nit parallel.

(D) as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax. Incorrect. “for having” after first “as” in not parallel to “having” after the second “as”.

(E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. Correct. “for her…” is parallel to “for her skillful…”.

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1. In a list, the entity following the first marker should be parallel to the entity following the second marker.
2. We should use comparative degree (much) only when we are comparing two entities.

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As per the explanation "as" is the parallelism marker. Since it is a closed marker, doesn't it make the adjective "well known" exclusive to the first entity, introducing a parallelism error?
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