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What does famous mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 30, 2006 17:29 pm   What does famous mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #75 "Adjective Prepositions Constructions", question 1

Venice is famous ......... its canals.

(a) about
(b) in
(c) with
(d) for

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #75 "Adjective Prepositions Constructions", answer 1

Venice is famous for its canals.

Correct answer: (d) for
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Famous #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 30, 2006 18:40 pm   Famous
 

Hi Lika,

Famous means well known. Everybody knows Venice - that's why it is famous - well known.

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What does famous mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:47 am   What does famous mean?
 

Why don't we use with?
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Famous #4 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:24 am   Famous
 

Hi Evren,

Famous for has the sense of well known for and for in this sense means because of/on account of.

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What does famous mean? #5 (permalink) Fri Feb 29, 2008 18:20 pm   What does famous mean?
 

Why don't we use with? explain it.
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What does famous mean? #6 (permalink) Fri Feb 29, 2008 18:39 pm   What does famous mean?
 

Alan has already explained it. The sentence "Venice is famous for its canals" means "So many people around the world know Venice because of its canals." Again, "famous for" means "because of".

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What does famous mean? #7 (permalink) Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:25 am   What does famous mean?
 

hey there, why not famous in - Thanks in advance
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