verb list and name.


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Hello people? After seeing many sentences containing 'list' or 'name', I was wondering if I can use the two word, list and name, interchangeably when they are used as verb. I made some several piece of sentences(?:)) to make context please look if these two words can be used interchangeably.
1.I was astonished that you listed/named all the ambiguous and beautiful things which change every moment.
2.There are too many. It's difficult to name/list a bunch of songs related to that kind of music.
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  • moliver11

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    'named' and 'name' appear more natural to me, what do other speakers think? Also, I don't quite understand your first sentence.


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    USA English
    Your first sentence has problems.

    In answer to your question, however, if you stick to definition No. 1, you'll be on solid ground.

    In my early years in journalism, the use of "name" meaning "identify" resulted in knuckle-rapping since most people and objects already have names.

    I'm sure the songs you're talking about already have names as well.

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 Oxford University Press:

    • 1 give a name to.

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