sophisticated vs fashionable


Hi everyone. I have a question about the difference between ' sophisticated' and ' fashionable'. For example :
She studies many magazines and books about fashion, entertaining and correct social behavior as she wanted to appear ____.
A. sophisticated B. fashionable C. elegant D.polished
The correct answer is A. I don't know why B is not correct in this situation. If anyone knows, please help me . Thank you very much
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    B is not correct because fashion (clothing, etc.) is only part of "fashion, entertaining and correct social behavior" You need a term that encompasses all three. 'D' might work, but is not as natural as 'A'

    Sometimes I think the people who write these questions for learners are being far more difficult than need be ....
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