be known

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Does "be known for" have the same meaning as "be famous for" in this case? Please help me. Thanks a lot.
"Marx is known for his honesty."
If I replace for with as, does this sentence make sense?
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    If Bill is known for his generosity, everyone who knows Bill knows that he is generous.

    If Bill is famous for his generosity, even people who have never met Bill have heard of this very generous guy - he has become well known because he is generous.

    You can't replace for with as:)
     
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