The words 'famous' and 'popular' are very close in meaning, but are not interchangeable because they are used differently.
In this lesson, we explain the difference between these two adjectives and give you examples to show you how to use them correctly. There is a short exercise at the end of the lesson to practise what you have learned.
When we say that people, places, books, films, etc. are famous, it means they are known about and talked about.
We can use this adjective to describe people, places or things. If someone or something is popular, it means that many people like them.
You can say 'popular among' and 'popular with'. Both are correct.
Note: If someone or something is famous, it doesn't necessarily mean that people like them.
Complete the sentences with famous or popular.
1. famous; 2. popular; 3. popular; 4. famous; 5. popular; 6. popular; 7. famous; 8. famous; 9. popular;
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