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    present

    She is popular of / at the present.
    - What is the difference between ‘of’ and ‘at’?
    - Give me more examples.

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    She is popular of / at the present.
    - What is the difference between ‘of’ and ‘at’?
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    Hi, tomolonight!

    She is popular at the present.
    I'm not really sure what you mean by 'at the present', but...my guess is...
    'at the present time' or 'at the present moment' or 'at present', which could mean...'at the moment' or 'now'.

    SHe is popular of the present.
    Hmm...I've never read or heard this expression....

    Please wait for native speakers to respond.
    I'm not a native speaker of English...

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    She is popular of / at the present.
    - What is the difference between ‘of’ and ‘at’?
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    She is popular of her beauty.
    She is popular with children.
    At present, she is popular of her great success.
    At present(at the present time)/for the present is an adverbial phrase, which shows the time.
    He's away from home at present.
    You've done enough work for the present.
    Hope that help you!

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    She is popular of / at the present.
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    She is popular at present/at the present time.

    You can't use "of" in this way.

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    Re: present

    She is popular of her beauty.
    popular for

    You've done enough work for the present.
    Don't think this is correct.

    not a teacher
    Last edited by tedtmc; 13-Aug-2008 at 12:58.

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    popular for
    She is popular because of her beauty.


    Don't think this is correct.

    not a teacher
    Why didn't you expalin the second one is incorrect?
    Your're mistaken here.

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    Re: present

    You can't say "She is popular of her beauty" Wrong
    It's odd/archaic to say "She is popular for her beauty" (There may be places where they say this).
    "She is popular due to her beauty" This is perhaps OK in some places.
    But the most common way to express this is: "She is popular because of her beauty." Right

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But the most common way to express this is: "She is popular because of her beauty." Right
    Can you explain why we shoud use 'because of' not 'of' her beauty'?

    thanks

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    Can you explain why we shoud use 'because of' not 'of' her beauty'?

    thanks
    I have already said to you that you can't use "of" in this way.





    of


    • preposition 1 expressing the relationship between a part and a whole. 2 belonging to; coming from. 3 expressing the relationship between a scale or measure and a value. 4 made from. 5 expressing the relationship between a direction and a point of reference. 6 expressing the relationship between a general category and something which belongs to such a category. 7 N. Amer. expressing time in relation to the following hour.

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    Re: present

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    Can you explain why we shoud use 'because of' not 'of' her beauty'?

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    Yes. Because that's what we say.
    Apart from that, "popular of her beauty" doesn't make sense. "Of her beauty" isn't the problem. "popular of" is.

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