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    be famous for

    The shop is famous for its candy.

    Q1: Are there any examples about be famous of?

    Q2: Any phrases or verb phrases are used with famous?

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    Re: be famous for

    Hi

    we can say only famous for or famous as.

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    Re: be famous for

    Thanks for your replies.

    Gillnetter:

    Would you please explain more about "be famous of"?
    I don't quiet understand your example and explanation.
    Thank you.

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    Re: be famous for

    [QUOTE=dido4;583283]The shop is famous for its candy.
    In this example "for" means "because (of)"



    [QUOTE=Gillnetter;583300]He was the most famous of the James boys.
    In this example "of" means "amongst".

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