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    Red face Who is referred to as...

    Are all the following sentences correct and do they mean the same?

    1- Who is referred to as 'The father of the nation' in India?

    3- Who is referred by 'The father of the nation' in India?

    2- Whom does 'The father of the nation' refer to in India?

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    Re: Who is referred to as...

    The sentences labeled 1 and 2 (i.e., the first and third sentences) would be completely correct if the first "the" were not capitalized. Number 3 (the second one) would be correct if you corrected the capitalization error and inserted "to" after referred.
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    Re: Who is referred to as...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The sentences labeled 1 and 2 (i.e., the first and third sentences) would be completely correct if the first "the" were not capitalized. Number 3 (the second one) would be correct if you corrected the capitalization error and inserted "to" after referred.
    Sorry, I should have posted them serially. Sorry for the inconvenience. I did not notice that.

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    Re: Who is referred to as...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The sentences labeled 1 and 2 (i.e., the first and third sentences) would be completely correct if the first "the" were not capitalized. Number 3 (the second one) would be correct if you corrected the capitalization error and inserted "to" after referred.
    Do 'referred to as' and 'referred to by' mean the same?

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    Re: Who is referred to as...

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Do 'referred to as' and 'referred to by' mean the same?
    No. Mr. Watson was always referred to as "Doc". That means he was called "Doc Watson".

    I may have misled you about the second sentence, sentence number 3. You could write Gandhi was referred to by Indians as "the father of the nation".​ That means that Indians called Mr. Gandhi "the father of the nation". If you revise the sentence as I suggested in post #3, it would ask the question, "Whom did the father of the nation mention?" I don't think that's what you had in mind.
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    Re: Who is referred to as...

    I would always capitalise Father of the Nation.

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