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    Does "of" always follow the word "popularity"?


    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.

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    Re: Does "of" always follow the word "popularity"?

    Answered in
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-May-2016 at 14:12.

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    Re: Does "of" always follow the word "popularity"?

    To save people the bother of clicking on the link, I would use with in that question.

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