His reputation for/of being rough

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Himanshu Sindhi

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In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

His reputation for (1)/ being rough on (2)/ students was well earned. (3)/ No error (4)

As per the answer key, the sentence is error free, but is the use of "for" correct here? I think it should be something else, may be "of".
 
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