named as or called

soumet

Member
China Chinese
Hi friends,


I'd like to know if 'called' and 'named as' are both ok in the following

sentence:

The new mixture, called/named as blasting gelatine, was not only as

safe to handle as dynamite, but it was also one-and-a-half times more

powerful!


Thank you in advance!
 
  • ace02nc

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    "Called" is correct. "Named as" is technically correct, I guess, but you'd never hear it used like this.
     
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