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    ''known by'' and ''known for''

    "He's internationally known by his colleagues for his work on an HIV vaccine.".

    Hi,
    In this sentence there are the prepositions "by" and "for" both related to the verb "known". I wonder if this structure is correct, that is, I always must use "by" when connecting the verb to people and "for" when doing it to things.
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    Re: ''known by'' and ''known for''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "He's internationally known by his colleagues for his work on an HIV vaccine.".

    Hi,
    In this sentence there are the prepositions "by" and "for" both related to the verb "known". I wonder if this structure is correct, that is, I always must use "by" when connecting the verb to people and "for" when doing it to things.
    Thanks.
    I think you are right. Note, there is also another option: "known to"
    Can you see the difference between "known by" and "known to"?

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    Re: ''known by'' and ''known for''

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I think you are right. Note, there is also another option: "known to"
    Can you see the difference between "known by" and "known to"?
    Hi!
    No, I don't!
    Could you explain, please?
    Thanks!

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    Re: ''known by'' and ''known for''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "He's internationally known by his colleagues for his work on an HIV vaccine.".
    He is known by his colleagues/many people= his colleagues/many people know him. "Known by" implies personal contact.
    He is known to (his colleagues)/many people=(his colleagues)/many people know of him. "Known to many" suggests fame.



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    Re: ''known by'' and ''known for''

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    Hi!
    No, I don't! Should be "No, I can't". (I am not showing off now).
    Could you explain, please?
    Thanks!
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