Korea, famed/famous for kimchi, is visited by many tourists.

< Previous | Next >

EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
In one English exercise is the following question:

Korea, famed/famous/fame for kimchi, is visited by many tourists each year.

The model answer is "famed", but I don't see why "famous" is wrong. To me, they are identical in meaning and usage.
Do you know why "famed" is preferred? Thank!
 
  • halthecomputer

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I'm not certain they're identical. However, I agree that you could use famous here. I disagree with the model's assertion that famed is better.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Korea, famous for kimchi, is visited by many tourists each year.
    Korea, famed for its kimchi, is visited by many tourists each year.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top