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the position of adj. 'famous'

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the position of adj. 'famous'

Postby sherrychan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:57 am

The commandos, who are part of the Royal Navy, are famous the world over for the gruelling training they face and their bravery on the battlefield.

I saw this sentence at BBC website, why is ' famous the world' but not 'famous in the world'?
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Re: the position of adj. 'famous'

Postby Alan » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:42 am

'The world over' is a structurally unique expression meaning 'all over the world'.
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