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  1. Unregistered
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    Known to be/ known for being

    Hi
    I would like to ask you people which is the correct form for express something that is known for a particular characteristic.
    For example:
    This spider is known to be/ for being dangerous
    Thank you

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    Smile Re: Known to be/ known for being

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi
    I would like to ask you people which is the correct form for express something that is known for a particular characteristic.
    For example:
    This spider is known to be/ for being dangerous
    Thank you
    It this case, you can only use well-known plus for:
    This spider is well-known for being dangerous.

    To be known to-infinitive (quasi passive form) is a phrase concerning facts being referred to:
    Two men are known to have been killed. = We know that two men were killed.
    Last edited by engee30; 24-Feb-2009 at 10:22. Reason: typo

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