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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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    1) Do you know when your great-grandparents ? It was after WW2. They had a which lasted more than fifty years, and ended only with great-Nan's death. In those days, people so easily...
    2) When Frank asked his long time fiancée : 'Helen, ? She was flabbergasted and so were their 3 kids. - Mom and Dad ! Will you believe it ? They'll go to their parents ' wedding, but for them, their parents for more than 15 years !
    3) Is that possible ? Brian ... - Err, to tell the truth, I ! He had become so unbearable ... When ? That was in May, last year, and on the 15th, a friend and I are going to have a divorce party to celebrate the Freedom of !
    4) How long ? More than 10 years. in April 2004 and we are going to renew our vows soon. is such a bliss !

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