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    Called as/Known as

    Dear members ?
    How to use called / called as
    known / known as

    It always confuses me. Explain the situation / context.

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    venkat


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    He was called as Dirty.....Dirty Hammer (they called him that)

    He was known as the inventor of laptop computers (he was famous because of that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
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    He was called as Dirty.....Dirty Hammer (they called him that)

    He was known as the inventor of laptop computers (he was famous because of that)
    'He was called...' not 'He was called as...'

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    Re: Called as/Known as

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'He was called...' not 'He was called as...'
    Thank you Bhai sahib,

    One of my students asked me this question and I want to enrich my knowledge through this forum (my students regularly visit here).

    Please explain the context when to use called as and when to use simple called. Similarly known / known as.

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    venkatasu

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    Re: Called as/Known as

    I can't think of any situation where 'called as' could be used. We can say, for example, 'He is called Hemant' Hemant is his name, or 'My brother called me (on the telephone) from Bangalore' etc.
    'It is known that the sun rises in the east.'
    'His name is Hemant but he is known as Lalji.'

    I hope that this helps.

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    Re: Called as/Known as

    Dear Venkatasu:

    I agree with bhaisahab that 'called as' does not exist in this context.

    In general, phrases such as 'I know a man called John Smith,' mean the man's name is John Smith. In AmE, it's more common to say, "I know a man named John Smith."

    Also in general, phrases such as, 'He is known as John Smith,' mean that people refer to him or call him John Smith, but he has another name. An example might be, 'Professionally, she is known as Dr. Jennifer McNalley, but, in her private life, she uses the name Mrs. David Wright.'
    Another common way to use 'known' is 'known by'. He is most commonly known by his stage name, 'Rocky Raccoon'.

    Petra

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