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    By or with the name.

    "I received a call from the bank that there is a card by the name "Tom" in their bank and should be collected ASAP."

    "I saved you contact number by the name Tom."

    "There is a person in my office by the name Tom" or "with the name Tom."

    "Is there anyone named Tom" or "with the name Tom in your office."

    "Do you have anyone with the name Tom in your office" or "by the name Tom in your office."

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    Re: By or with the name.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I received a call from the bank to advise me that there is a card by the name for "Tom Jones" in their the bank and that it should be collected ASAP."

    "I saved your contact number by under the name Tom."

    "There is a person in my office by the name of Tom" or "with the name Tom." Both are OK but not natural. We would say "There is a person called Tom in my office.

    "Is there anyone named Tom" or "with the name Tom in your office?" Both are OK but we would say "Is there anyone called Tom in your office?

    "Do you have anyone with the name Tom in your office" or "by the name of Tom in your office." Again, both are grammatically correct but it's more natural to say "Is there anyone called Tom in your office?"

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    See my corrections and comments above. Please read them carefully and make sure you are clear on what they say before you post a response. If you don't understand why I made any of the corrections, please ask clearly which correction you are referring to and why you don't understand it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: By or with the name.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my corrections and comments above. Please read them carefully and make sure you are clear on what they say before you post a response. If you don't understand why I made any of the corrections, please ask clearly which correction you are referring to and why you don't understand it.
    I got it.

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    Re: By or with the name.

    Can we also say "There is a person named Tom in my office?"

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    Re: By or with the name.

    I think you can, although it is more usual to say 'called' rather than 'named' according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/name_2
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    Re: By or with the name.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we also say "There is a person named Tom in my office?"
    Yes, that's fine and common in AmE. We might also say There's a guy named Tom in my office. This is less formal speech.
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    Re: By or with the name.

    In informal/casual BrE, we might say "There's a bloke/lad/fella/guy ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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