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What are household names? #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:25 am   What are household names?
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #425 "The Growth of Business in Asia", question 2

Many larger Asian companies, namely Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese conglomerates, have become global ......... names.

(a) common
(b) family
(c) household
(d) popular

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #425 "The Growth of Business in Asia", answer 2

Many larger Asian companies, namely Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese conglomerates, have become global household names.

Correct answer: (c) household
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Hi coach,
Could you please explain for me why we choose "household" instead of "popular"?
I don't understand the meaning.
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What are household names? #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:37 am   What are household names?
 

Hello, Tramy Pro.

It is simply that the fixed phrase 'a household name' is a native collocation for 'well-known name'. The other 3 answers do not collocate in this context.
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What are household names? #3 (permalink) Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:54 am   What are household names?
 

Welcome back, Charles. You have been sorely missed.

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What are household names? #4 (permalink) Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:19 am   What are household names?
 

Charles is back. That's incredible news.

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