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    #1

    "in imitation of" or "modeled after"

    The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed in imitation of the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.

    The person suggests that it should be rewritten as follows:

    The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed, modeled after the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.

    I don't know if his suggestion is right. Please give me your advice.

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    Re: "in imitation of" or "modeled after"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed in imitation of the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.

    The person suggests that it should be rewritten as follows:

    The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed, modeled after the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.

    I don't know if his suggestion is right. Please give me your advice.
    There's no obvious reason why it should be rewritten.
    The second sentence is inferior anyhow.

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    Re: "in imitation of" or "modeled after"

    Would inspired be correct? And I'm also not sure about the preposition in here.

    - The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed/built inspired in the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.
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    Re: "in imitation of" or "modeled after"

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Would inspired be correct? And I'm also not sure about the preposition in here.

    - The Horyu-ji Temple was constructed/built inspired in the impractical work of art, the Tamamushi-no-Zushi Temple.
    You could say " ... was inspired by the impractical work of art, ... "
    You can't say, " ... was constructed, inspired by ..." because the building was obviously "constructed", and the first clause is therefore meaningless.

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    Re: "in imitation of" or "modeled after"

    Thanks Raymott. Of course it's not necessary! I guess I was too focused in the original sentence that I didn't notice that.
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