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Difference between "name" and "call" her



 
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 13:59 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", question 7

People ......... this place the "Forbidden Forest."

(a) call
(b) entitle
(c) name
(d) describe

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", answer 7

People call this place the "Forbidden Forest."

Correct answer: (a) call

Your answer was: incorrect
People name this place the "Forbidden Forest."
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Could you please explain the difference between Name and Call here?

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Difference between "Name" and "Call" her #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 14:52 pm   Difference between "Name" and "Call" her
 

Hi Enlearnercn

Maybe I can explain this for you.

You can 'call' someone or something a lot of different things, but these don't have to be "official" names. Usually someone or something has only one "official" name.

For example, people call George W. Bush a lot of different things.
Some of those things are official titles: 'Commander-in-Chief', 'President', etc.
Some of those things are nicknames: 'W', 'Dubyah', etc.
But some of the things that George W. Bush is called are quite negative - which I won't list here. :wink:

However, his parents named him George W. Bush when he was born. That is his name.

You can also use the verb 'to name' in another way.

For example: Can you name all of the countries that are part of the European Union?

This way of using 'to name' means to specify or cite.

Hope that helps.
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:08 am   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

So, what the choice "describe" doesn't make sense?
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #4 (permalink) Sun Dec 20, 2009 19:48 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

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Hi Watie

As you can see Forbiden Forest is the title given by people to a specific forest. That's what the forest is called. Describe on the other hand, is used to say what the forest is like by giving a more detailed account of it in words.

They described the Forbidden Forest as a formidable and awe-inspiring sight.

I hope it answers your question.
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #5 (permalink) Tue Mar 29, 2011 18:22 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

Can we use the verb entitle?
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capital or small letter? #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 17, 2012 14:37 pm   capital or small letter?
 

Is it permitted to write the first singular person pronoun "I" in small letter?
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #7 (permalink) Tue Jul 17, 2012 17:36 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

No, never, not even in the middle of a sentence or with an abbreviated form such as "I'll" and "I'm".
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #8 (permalink) Tue Jul 17, 2012 17:36 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

Azat2 wrote:
Can we use the verb entitle?

Not in the above context.
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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SORT OUT AND WORK OUT #9 (permalink) Thu Jul 19, 2012 17:13 pm   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SORT OUT AND WORK OUT
 

"Sort out some answers"
"Work out some answers"

I cannot understand well the difference.
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #10 (permalink) Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:28 am   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

'Sort out' means 'organise' and 'work out' means 'calculate'.

Look at this:

There are many difficulties that we have to deal with. We must sort out the big problems from the small ones and then we have to work out some solutions to them.

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Difference between "name" and "call" her #11 (permalink) Sun Jul 22, 2012 18:42 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

Thank you very much.
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #12 (permalink) Sun Jul 22, 2012 19:00 pm   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

I don't think you teachers are authorised to send personal e-mails and you should limit to answering to our requests. I'll ask about.
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #13 (permalink) Mon Jul 23, 2012 0:05 am   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

What are you referring to, Tommaso?
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #14 (permalink) Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:11 am   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

when do we use the word "notwithstanding"?
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Difference between "name" and "call" her #15 (permalink) Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:00 am   Difference between "name" and "call" her
 

http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/notwithstanding
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