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    Cool Name Vs Tell?

    Hello amigos!

    Name/tell me the people who you think is less intelligent than you.

    Do they mean the same in this context?

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    Re: Name Vs Tell?

    No. You can't say 'Name me'.

    After "Tell me" you can use 'who' (without 'the people'). Inserting 'the people' sounds odd; so does 'the people who is' - but you probably know that!

    "Name" is often used after the listener has already been told that there are such people: 'There are three kinds of <whatever>. Name them.' You could say 'Name them for me' - but not 'Name me' (at least, not in Br English).

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    Smile Re: Name Vs Tell?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No. You can't say 'Name me'.

    After "Tell me" you can use 'who' (without 'the people'). Inserting 'the people' sounds odd; so does 'the people who is' - but you probably know that!

    "Name" is often used after the listener has already been told that there are such people: 'There are three kinds of <whatever>. Name them.' You could say 'Name them for me' - but not 'Name me' (at least, not in Br English).

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    Sometimes I wonder when such differences are going to disappear, it seems it will take a while.

    There are three kinds of <whatever>. Name them.
    No, you need your rest. Name me some village close by...
    I want you to name me twenty good games...

    I just found several entries for 'name me' at the British National Corpus and hundreds of it at the Corpus of Contemporary American English.


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    Re: Name Vs Tell?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Sometimes I wonder when such differences are going to disappear, it seems it will take a while.

    There are three kinds of <whatever>. Name them.
    No, you need your rest. Name me some village close by...
    I want you to name me twenty good games...

    I just found several entries for 'name me' at the British National Corpus and hundreds of it at the Corpus of Contemporary American English.

    My last phrase suggested that the CCAE might be more fruitful than the BNC.

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