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Hello there,


I am grateful if can you answer the question regarding that is and namely.


we use that is as a sentence connector to strengthen the content of the sentence, which we write before that is, by saying a different word in the sentences we indicate.


For example, She argued with her boss and went off the company's building, that is, she resigned.


My questions have two parts, the first part is that can I replace that is with namely, that is, is this sentence correct grammataclly -- she argued with her boss and went off the company's building, namely, she resigned.

The second part is that I encounter usage of namely at the end of the sentences with a comma. For example, they learn to build ships from the people, namely the Greeces and the Egyptians. Can you explain the usage and exact meaning of that. In this usage, we can say that namely's meaning and grammar of usage are similar to for example and for instance?


thank you!

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anonymouscan I replace that is with namely, that is, is this sentence correct grammataclly -- she argued with her boss and went off the company's building, namely, she resigned.

No, because the sentence is not good.

"Namely" means that you are giving a name for something. 'That is" is just another explanation.

This is native English.

She argued with her boss and walked out of the building.
She collected all her personal items and handed in her badge, that is, she quit her job. (The act of handing in her badge is equivalent to quitting.)

Here are examples of "namely". It gives a specific name or names to a more general concept.

He had three other siblings namely Ganesh, Narayan, and a sister named Mainabai.
However, high energy solar flares can cause a different set of electrical problems, namely software glitches.
Other companies, namely the international banks and pharmaceutical giants, have had luck with share buy-backs.
Early settlers moved to different regions within Canada, namely Ontario and Manitoba.
The delegates were divided into two distinct groups namely moderates and leftists.
Let's move on to the more pressing issues facing our state, namely education and healthcare.



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