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    Hello,
    Can I say
    I married 4 years ago

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    Default Re: married

    You can, but in American English, you'd be more likely to hear "I got married four years ago."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: married

    Thank you
    Is it necessary if the verb marry comes directly after the subject, to mention somebody?

    I married him 4 years ago
    I married 4 years ago

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    No, it's not necessary, but it's more common to use in sentences like "I married at a very young age" or "I married later in life" instead of just "I married two years ago."

    It may be used differently in other English-speaking countries.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: married

    Thank you

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    Default Re: married

    I, a speaker of BrE, would have given the same answers as Barb.

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    Default Re: married

    Thank you

    If I mean not married

    I am a single or I am single

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    "I am single," just like "I am married."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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