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    Help me with this sentence, thanks.

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    He's not known for his perception.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Help me with this sentence, thanks.

    It means that perception is not an attribute commonly associated with that person.
    For example:
    "Barack Obama is known for being the President of the USA."
    "Barack Obama is not known for his cooking skills."

    It could also be derogatory:
    "He is not known for his brains." = "He is stupid."

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    Re: Help me with this sentence, thanks.

    It means that perception is not an attribute commonly associated with that person.
    For example:
    "Barack Obama is known for being the President of the USA."
    "Barack Obama is not known for his cooking skills."

    It could also be derogatory:
    "He is not known for his brains." = "He is stupid."
    Thanks a lot, dude. But I still have a question, sorry to pester you.

    As you mentioned in your previous post, we can say "He is not known for his brains" to mean "He is stupid."

    I try to understand the sentence in this way "He is known for his brains", does it mean "He is very clever, and that's the reason people know him"?

    Besides, if I say "He is known for his perception", does it emphasize the "perception" possessed by him is different than others?

    Thanks a lot, I will go over this thread every day.

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    Re: Help me with this sentence, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I try to understand the sentence in this way "He is known for his brains", does it mean "He is very clever, and that's the reason people know him"?

    Besides, if I say "He is known for his perception", does it emphasize the "perception" possessed by him is different than others?
    Yes you are correct in your interpretations. There could be some nuance from the context though, it's hard to say from just a single sentence but you are probably right.

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