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Let's get married...
and since the 2 verbs have the same construction, let's try not to get divorced !
‘marry’, ‘marriage’ have 2 Rs in English.
1) A common construction: to marry somebody => marry + personal complement
Similarly, to divorce somebody => to divorce + personal complement
ex : ‘Will you marry me ?’ ‘I will!’
ex : He divorced Susan and married her sister Sue!
2) When speaking about : the ceremony of marriage (= the wedding) or the separation you should rather use:
- to get married to somebody and to be married to somebody : both expressions and both verbs can be followed by ‘to’.
- to get divorced from somebody
ex : My sister is divorced. She got divorced from Lenny three years ago.
ex : When I get married, will you be my maid of honour?
3) Pay attention not to mistake: - to get married (the action of getting marired - during the ceremony) and to be married ( the state of being married; to live a married life/marital life with your spouse).
- to get divorced and to be divorced. (idem)
ex : They got married on 15 July 2000. Susan has been married to Tom for 14 years.
ex : They got divorced in October 2004. Pat and Brian have been divorced for 10 years.
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