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I know the passive structure and I know its application. But I've always noticed that a few sentences which have a structure similar to the passive, although they are not exactly passive. For example:
I met one really nice guy named Tony
according to my incomplete knowledge, I could rewrite it as
I met one really nice guy who is called (or) was named Tony
Now, I would like to know what the exact grammar point is here.
If I wanted to translate these two sentences in my own language, they would have exactly the same meaning, so do they really mean the same in English ?