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    get married with/ get married to

    Hi,

    How different are these two? - get married with / get married to


    Thanks,
    Angelic

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    In my OPINION, one should say "married with", even though the accepted norm is "married to". Similarly, A long ago professor of mine made me aware that it was more polite to say "talk with" instead of "talk to".

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    is married to

    Ali is married to Salma.

    The same way with "get'

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    It would make me cringe if I were to hear someone say "Get married with", and in the same vein, "Talk with".

    It is bloody annoying because it sounds like self censorship stretched to the point of political correctness gone mad.

    AmE is to blame as that is the main proponent of the "...with" usage.

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    Quote Originally Posted by christopher mark kohler View Post
    In my OPINION, one should say "married with", even though the accepted norm is "married to". Similarly, A long ago professor of mine made me aware that it was more polite to say "talk with" instead of "talk to".
    When I started learning English, there were certain prepositions that were banned. For instance "Speak with", we had to say "Speak TO" or "I have been TO London", if you happened to say "I have been in London", it was regarded as a crime.Of course the one you make reference to "Talk TO", never "talk with". Now, all those prepositions are used normally. I don't know why. Perhaps teachers used to teach British English and American English was left apart, while nowadays teachers alongside with English books have the tendency of using both American and British indistinctively.

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    I'm an English teacher
    We, too, were taught that 'get married with sb' is wrong. I know that 'with' is used in American spoken English.
    I've checked a few dictionaries, and neither accepts 'get married with'.
    The question is:
    Is it nowadays accepted as grammatically correct in USA?
    Since it is, I mustn't penalize my students for using it.
    What are the Americans taught at school?
    I have the same question for the use of Present Perfect. As far as I know in AE it is very often, if not always, replaced by Past Simple.

    I would appreciate if someone (a native) can answer these questions; I'm really interested in such differences.

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    1st u confuse us : what can u say speak TO or speak WITH?
    2nd, if u've facebook account u'll notice that they said s.o married TO

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mzungu39 View Post
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    I would appreciate if someone (a native) can answer these questions; I'm really interested in such differences.
    I'm not a native.

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    is married to

    Ali is married to Salma.

    The same way with "get'
    I guess you miss the difference between action and state.

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    Re: get married with/ get married to

    Well in our company, we were taught during our training that "May I speak with" is a formal way of saying "May I talk to". Like if you are a complete stranger to the person you're calling, you can use "with", but if you have some kind of attachment to the person, then you can freely say "to". So which is which?

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