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My English teacher says that after "popularity" we must always choose "of" so he choose "of" in this sentence:
- Nobody knows the real reason for the film's popularity.....viewers.
the choices were: (with - to - for - of)
My question is: Popularity of viewers? is there a popularity of viewers? I don't understand that sentence, is it some term I just never heard of? :/ shouldn't it be popularity of the film *to* viewers?
He insists it is always "of" after "popularity" and says that it even is a sentence in the textbook, but the sentence in the textbook says:
-Nobody knows the real reason for the popularity *of* the film.
Here, it makes sense. but up there I just can't process it, so can someone please explain it for me?
Thanks in advance.
To save people the bother of clicking on the link, I would use with in that question.