Do we go to "church" or "the church" to be wedded in the holy state of matrimony?
In general, we talk about getting married in church or at the register office/Savoy Hotel/Las Vegas/Leicester Guildhall etc.
I've been googling and here is what I've come across.
"HE really wants to get married in the church, and he's already said he doesn't, then I'll do it, but I know it is what THEY want, not HIM".
In the above given sentence it's "in the church" not "in church"?
Last edited by ostap77; 12-Jan-2011 at 14:15.
The capital letters and inverted commas, in the light of what was written before, tell us that getting married "IN THE CHURCH" means getting married according to the rites of the (Catholic) church.