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There is no different grammar specifically for the verb 'naming', which is what you seem to be asking. As Edwin commented, it could be a parenthesis between two commas, in which case you would be well-advised to omit the comma after tags and could if you wished omit named. It could be a noun phrase, a node named 'product'. Or you could start your sentence ...
Almost only before the conversation to get the other person's attention. This is evidenced by the fact that we have to teach business students to try to find ways to use someone's name a few times after meeting in order to be able to remember it. This is often tricky because, if done poorly, it is very easy to sound and feel unnatural doing it. If someone ...
In english man can mean the male species but also the human species. As an example woman means human that causes grief/distress as in many other languages.
Yes this is alright. As an example, we set up the chess men on the board, including the queen.
With the phrases "Thar/there she blows" and "How fast is she?" what gender is the whale/car? Phrases like "had a man over," "a man-short up front," "batsmen," "last-man-in," etc., are some that have stuck and come naturally. If you'd like, you can think of "man" as a shorter way of saying "human" in instances like these where you're using "man" as the ...
Within a 40 mile radius of Manhattan Island, it is often referred to simply as "The City". So, for example, from that location you would usually say: "I gotta go in to 'The City'." (meaning Manhattan) The "go in" part is important - simply, 'go' would leave a slight ambiguity (as to which nearby city you meant). Other parts of NYC proper, (other than ...
There's no firm rule. Consider looking at a style book for your own college. If you don't know what that is, ask someone at, eg., the college newspaper. Personally I would "A professional society for aerospace engineering" (or indeed aerospace industry) because I loathe excess capitals. Note that - very simply - there is absolutely no reason, at all, for ...
Using the word "City" or the comma and extra New York helps make it clear that you're talking about the city. It's a good idea to do this to reduce ambiguity in all cases where it's not already quite clear from context (in which case, adding extra words is superfluous without boosting clarity).
Tony, Mike and Max were originally just short forms of names, used by people whose full name was Anthony, Michael or Maxwell. However more recently parents (being free to use whatever names they want) have sometimes explicitly named their children Tony, or Mike, or Max. It is however unusual, and most Tonys or Mikes that you meet will probably have Anthony ...
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