[Vocabulary] Famous, well-known, celebrated, distinguished, eminent

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tolerant squirell

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I'm struggling with a little strange test. Take a look at one of the questions.

France is ..... for its fine food and wine.
1) famous 2) well-known(correct) 3) celebrated 4) distinguished 5) eminent

Shouldn't the others be more or less legal too? I'm sure 'famous' cannot be wrong in this case.

Are there any special rules for these words?
 

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I would have chosen 1)- this is not a good test question IMO.
 

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I'm struggling with a little strange test. Take a look at one of the questions.

France is ..... for its fine food and wine.
1) famous 2) well-known(correct) 3) celebrated 4) distinguished 5) eminent

Shouldn't the others be more or less legal too? I'm sure 'famous' cannot be wrong in this case.

Are there any special rules for these words?

Welcome to the forum.
I think it's an unfair test question. Both 1) and 2) are perfectly acceptable and 3) is also possible. 4) and 5) don't work.
Note that we don't say that English grammar/vocabulary is "legal". There are no laws about what words you can and can't use in a sentence. Legal documents must use specific terminology in order for the document to be legally binding but in normal English, there are no "laws".
 
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