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    #1

    in/of the country

    Hi all,

    I'd like to know which of these sentences is correct. I've been told that with superlatives we should use the preposition "in" but I've seen "of" in this context too.

    This is the most famous product in the country.
    This is the most famous product of the country.


    Thank you

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    Re: in/of the country

    I am not a teacher.

    Both are possible, but without any context I think the first one sounds best.

    There is nothing wrong with the use of "of". How else would you say, "This is the most famous product of all."?

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    Re: in/of the country

    Or This is the country's most famous product.

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    Re: in/of the country

    They have different meanings, don't they? Or they could anyway.

    The product a country is most known for is not necessarily the most popular product in the country.

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