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# Patience Lovell Wright, whose travelling waxworks exhibit preceded Mad

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11 Jul 2016, 07:22
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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.

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

The structure is .... for X as for Y

A C D out

Between B and E

B:

X : having an eccentric personality (here the ing is a verb, not a participle noun)
y: her skillful wax renderings of popular (here the ing is a noun. To clarify, just replace the ing with a noun... her statues of popular public figures)

E:

X: her eccentric personality (noun)
Y: her skillful wax renderings (noun)

Hence B is incorrect and E is the answer
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29 Jul 2016, 06:56
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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.

as much X as Y

As much because of having as because of rendering.
or, as much for X as for Y

(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. =#ed1c24]Wordy [/color]
(E)as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
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05 Aug 2016, 21:54
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.
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05 Aug 2016, 21:58
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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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23 Aug 2016, 02:17
Patience Lovell Wright, whose traveling 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.

(IM: PLW, whose waxwork exhibit preceeded Madame Tussad's work by 30 years, became well known not only for her wax modelling skills but also for her eccentric personality)

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.[/quote]
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26 Aug 2016, 00:49
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.

B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures

Not parallel.

E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures.
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11 Feb 2017, 22:10
let me explain my work guys'
as here we are not comparing patience lovell wright, actually if we see un-underlined portion of the sentence then the word in addition gives some about the comparison of her works not about herself so we need here as well known for.....for
and other options which include having we can eliminate them as gmat barely consider them
left with option E
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25 Feb 2017, 23:31
To my knowledge, there is a parallelism issue. I am high lightening it in the options below:

A)well known as much because of having an eccentirc personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax. - WRONG
B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures - WRONG
C)well known as much because of her eccentric personality as she was for her skillful wax renderings of poular public figure- WRONG
D)as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax.- WRONG
E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures. RIGHT
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28 Aug 2017, 12:11
I chose option a based on below understanding
X = because of having an eccentric personality
The words ???because of??? are a compound preposition. Prepositions are designed to be followed by only a noun ???- ???because of the rain???, ???because of the parade???, ???because of the child???s temper tantrum???, etc. The object of this or any preposition can be a gerund or gerund phrase ???- ???because of waiting for the senator???, ???because of limited parking???, ???because of having eaten out every night this week???, etc.

Y = for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax

X and Y both are prepositional phrases so therefore they are indeed parallel.

Is there any idiom as much X....as for Y?
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26 Jun 2018, 00:07
clear E

AS FOR X AS FOR Y.

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30 Jun 2018, 05:28
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.

Here is my reasoning

(A) well known as much because of having an eccentric personality as for having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
-- ""having an eccentric personality" is simple gerund and "having skillfully rendered popular public figure" is a complex gerund - We can't keep these in parallel.
-- This choice is too wordy , especially "because having skillfully rendered popular public figure"

(B) well known as much for having an eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures
-- This is not very bad. for we can look for better - Here simple gerund is in parallel to noun phrase "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
-- phase can't be parallel to clause.

(D) as well known for having an eccentric personality as having skillfully rendered popular public figures in wax
-- Same issues as A.

(E) as well known for her eccentric personality as for her skillful wax renderings of popular public figures
-- we have two noun phases for a nice parallelism. This is indeed better than B. So correct Answer E.
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