known by many people
"a famous actor"
"a celebrated musician"
"a famed scientist"
"an illustrious judge"
"a notable historian"
"a renowned painter"
Is he really famous?..I never heard of him before I got here.
出自： R. Jarrell
Oxford is chiefly famous for her University.
出自： Jan Morris
误 The rich man is famous for his miserliness and greediness.
正 The rich man is notorious for his miserliness and greediness.
误 As a scientist, he is famous by his knowledge in the world.
正 As a scientist, he is famous for his knowledge in the world.
析 be famous for是固定词组,表示“以某种知识〔技能〕而著名”,其中介词for不能改为by。