Introduced his GF with different identity

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When I first saw my friend with his girl friend "he introduced her to me with a different identity (he told me her name was Anjali, whereas her name was Sonia. Anjali was some other girl in his class)".

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Are you suggesting that he lied about her name?
 

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When I first saw my friend with his girlfriend, he introduced her to me with a different name. He told me her name was Anjali, but her name was Sonia. Anjali was some other girl in his class.

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Only use quotation marks for direct quotes. Parentheses are not needed because it's not an aside.
 

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Are you suggesting that he lied about her name?

Yes. Could you also please tell me whether we can use word "identity" here?
 

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That sounds a bit too formal for this context. People like the police and other officials are interested in your identity. When a friend introduces his girlfriend, he just tells you her name (or, in this case, he doesn't!)

Out of curiosity, what was his girlfriend's reaction when he told you the wrong name? You said that you saw them together and your friend introduced her to you, saying that her name was Anjali, when it's actually Sonia. Surely Sonia said "That's not my name! Why did you get my name wrong?"
 

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No, actually nothing happened like this, it was just a question. This happens in a movie so I just wanted to know what was the correct way to say it?
 

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Please get into the habit of giving us the context in post #1. If you're quoting from a book or a movie, you must give the source (the name of the film/book and the writer).
 

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Sorry, you wouldn't have been able to understand, if I had told you the name of the movie. Its not an english movie its a hindi movie(bollywood movie).
 

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We really do get annoyed when after all this time you are still failing to capitalise proper nouns like 'English' and 'Hindi'.

We would not have understood the Hindi words, but it would have helped us to know you were talking about the dialogue from a film.

Your original post sounds like you were recounting a real-life situation.
 

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We really do get annoyed when after all this time you are still failing to capitalise proper nouns like 'English' and 'Hindi'.

... and "Bollywood"!
 

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Yes — I gave him the benefit of the doubt about that. I picked the two he definitely knows he must capitalise.
 
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Correction for post# 8

Sorry, you wouldn't have been able to understand, if I had told you the name of the movie. Its not an English movie its a Hindi movie (Bollywood movie-Ajnabi).
 
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Correction for post# 8

Sorry, you wouldn't have been able to understand, if I had told you the name of the movie. Its not an English movie its a Hindi movie (Bollywood movie).

You could still tell us it's a story from a movie. It might be useful for a future reader if you include the movie's Hindi name.
 
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