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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?



 
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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'? #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 26, 2008 22:06 pm   What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #59 "Chit Chat: On the phone", question 9

Woman: By the way, I don't know anybody ......... Charlie.

(a) entitled
(b) called
(c) headed
(d) nominated

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #59 "Chit Chat: On the phone", answer 9

Woman: By the way, I don't know anybody called Charlie.

Correct answer: (b) called
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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'? #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:22 am   What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?
 

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To head =

–verb (used with object)

44. to go at the head of or in front of; lead; precede: to head a list.
45. to outdo or excel; take the lead in or over: to head a race; to head one's competitors in a field.
46. to be the head or chief of (sometimes fol. by up): to head a school; to head up a department.
47. to direct the course of; turn the head or front of in a specified direction: I'll head the boat for the shore. Head me in the right direction and I'll walk to the store.
48. to go around the head of (a stream).
49. to furnish or fit with a head.
50. to take the head off; decapitate; behead.
51. to remove the upper branches of (a tree).
52. Fox Hunting. to turn aside (a fox) from its intended course.
53. to get in front of in order to stop, turn aside, attack, etc.
54. headline (def. 4).
55. Soccer. to propel (the ball) by striking it with the head, esp. with the forehead.

–verb (used without object)

56. to move forward toward a point specified; direct one's course; go in a certain direction: to head toward town.
57. to come or grow to a head; form a head: Cabbage heads quickly.
58. (of a river or stream) to have the head or source where specified.
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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'? #3 (permalink) Mon Jul 18, 2011 17:59 pm   What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?
 

Why not entitled ? His name is Charlie so <entitled> is fitting better than <called>. <Called> fits with a nick-name. Am I wrong ?
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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'? #4 (permalink) Mon Jul 18, 2011 18:09 pm   What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?
 

Steve9 wrote:
Why not entitled ? His name is Charlie so <entitled> is fitting better than <called>. <Called> fits with a nick-name. Am I wrong ?

Called:
1 cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention.

■ telephone.

■ bring (a witness) into court to give evidence.

■ Bridge make (a particular bid) during the auction.

2 (of an animal, especially a bird) make its characteristic cry.

3 give a specified name to.

■ address by a specified name, title, etc.

■ consider or describe (someone or something) as being: he's the only person I would call a friend.

4 pay a brief visit.

■ (call for) stop to collect.

■ (call at) (of a train or coach) stop at (a specified station) on a particular route.

5 fix a date or time for (a meeting, strike, or election).

■ predict the outcome of (a future event).

6 dated inspire or urge to do something.

7 Computing cause the execution of (a subroutine).

8 Cricket (of an umpire) no-ball (a bowler) for throwing.

http://www.wordreference.com/definition/called
entitle:
entitle/ɪnˈtʌɪtl/
▶verb

1 (often be entitled to) give (someone) a right to do or receive something.

2 give a title to (a book, play, etc.).
http://www.wordreference.com/definition/entitled

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What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'? #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 19, 2011 0:42 am   What is the difference between 'headed' and 'called'?
 

Why not entitled ? His name is Charlie so <entitled> is fitting better than <called>. <Called> fits with a nick-name. Am I wrong ? -- Yes, wrong, sorry. As Ozzy has listed, 'called' is used of anyone's name, nickname or formal name, while 'entitled' is not used of people at all – it refers to the naming of books, movies, etc.
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