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Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'?



 
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Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'? #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:09 am   Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #151 "Traveling Down Under: How can I immigrate to Australia?", question 6

Australia is a(n) ......... country and therefore has the right to choose whether or not tourists are granted visas.

(a) independent
(b) governing
(c) autonomous
(d) sovereign

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #151 "Traveling Down Under: How can I immigrate to Australia?", answer 6

Australia is a(n) sovereign country and therefore has the right to choose whether or not tourists are granted visas.

Correct answer: (d) sovereign

Your answer was: incorrect
Australia is a(n) autonomous country and therefore has the right to choose whether or not tourists are granted visas.
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'Sovereign' is nothing but 'autonomous'

then why can't we use autonomous in this sentence ?
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Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'? #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 27, 2008 13:34 pm   Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'?
 

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Autonomous in geopolitical terms refers to a part of a country that has a measure of self-government.
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Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'? #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:19 pm   Sovereign' vs 'autonomous'?
 

a) independent
(c) autonomous
(d) sovereign

What are differences between them above?

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