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    being or having been married for several years

    "You're getting divorced after being just a shit marriage for several years.'' It's what was said on a TV show.

    I'm curious when I talk about the duration of a past event, what am I supposed to say "being a s... marriage for (a number of )years" or "having been a s...marriage for..." as in the above given context?
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    Re: being or having been married for several years

    I would say after being/having been in a s... marriage. Although the divorce is still underway, having been sounds OK as the marriage is through and it's just a question of paperwork now.

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    Re: being or having been married for several years

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would say after being/having been in a s... marriage. Although the divorce is still underway, having been sounds OK as the marriage is through and it's just a question of paperwork now.
    After being married for 5, I'm going to end up in a divorce. - OK? Taking into acount I'm not done with legal proceedings.

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    Re: being or having been married for several years

    That's fine for me.

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