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Suppose that you want to introduce a name of a thing or count several names of things in a sentence (e.g. they are namely "X", "Y", "Z")

For example I know "called", "namely", perhaps "named" are used for this purpose.

What are the common ways to do this? What is the related grammar and structure?

For example:

By specifying these tags, now we can create a node, named “product”, which is ...

Is this correct?

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  • This is an information-adding parenthetical. Jun 21, 2015 at 21:49
  • What you suggest is correct. It has nothing to do with English grammar, though -- the introduced name is just text. You could have said "... create a node, colored red, which is ..." and the grammar would be the same.
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 20, 2015 at 0:06

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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 with the name: 'Product', the new node we have created...

The important thing is to work out what you intend, and make that clear to the reader. For example, I have no idea what "mention/count" is intended to signify; counting requires numbers rather than grammar, and mention in this context would refer to the difference between 'product' as a mathematical term and 'Product' as a name. From the rest of the sentence, I infer that you intend something like 'introduce'; if I am wrong, you should edit your question rather than trying to explain in comments.

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  • Thank you, I didn't get what you mean completely, but I edited my question.
    – Ahmad
    Jun 22, 2015 at 6:23
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Here are some examples of mentioning name in a sentence:

named

  • A man named John answered the door.

  • They named their son John.

  • John was named after his grandfather.

  • He was named as the executor of the will.

namely

  • We studied the cat family, namely, lions, tigers, and related animals.
  • It was another color, namely red.
  • He suggested that these so-called contributions are something else, namely taxes.

Called

  • They've called the twins Robert and Julienne.

  • His real name is Donald, but they've always called him Don.

  • I wish he wouldn't keep calling me "honey" - it's so patronizing!

  • He was called as chief witness.

i.e.

  • The basic essentials of life, i.e. housing, food and water.
  • The hotel is closed during the low season, i.e. from October to March.
  • The price must be more realistic, i.e. lower.

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