Has these two sentences got any difference between them:

1.He has been known to spend all morning in the bathroom.
2.He has been known for spending all morning in the bathroom.

Is there any difference between 'known to' and 'known for' in these sentences?

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  1. It means that it has occasionally happened.

  2. If you are known for doing something, your habit of doing it is well known.

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    Not only is your habit of doing something well known - the strong implication there is that if it weren't for the fact that people know you do that thing, they wouldn't even know you existed at all (i.e. - they only know who you are because they know you do that thing). Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 15:05

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