named/called

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
"Now when an audience wants to show great admiration for a performer, they not only clap but they stand up and clap. That is named/called a standing ovation."
I think "called" and "named" can be interchangeable but there is a choice. Please help me to use them correctly.
Thanks.
 
  • Pnevma

    Senior Member
    English,USA
    called.
    We don't often use "named" in that context. "Named" is only really used when talking about someone being bestowed a title: "She was named the best singer of all time."
     
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