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i am new on learning english,
any way , i want to know why use been before married ?
is it possible to use only he has married for 3 years? ()
like she has lived canada since 1980
why sometime use
she has been married or the account already been activared or so on
why use been
we often use been on the present perfect continue
but why use in present perfect ?
that is difficult for me todistinguishbetween using been and not using that ?
another question ?
is maried verbs in this sentense: he has been married for 3 years?
thanks in advanced
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I am not an English native speaker, but I have learned English for a number of years. To me, both sentences are syntactically correct. However, the word “married” is of different parts of speech in the two sentences.
“Marry”, as a verb, can be both transitive and intransitive. In your second sentence, “She has married for 3 years”, “married” functions as an intransitive verb.
However, “married” in “She has been married for 3 years” is an adjective. As SVO (subject-verb-object) is the basic sentence construction in English, a main verb “been” has to be added to the sentence if you would like to use the word “married” in the sense of an adjective.
I hope my explanations will help. For more information, you can get access to the online dictionary here: married - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
marry - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
As I am also an English learner, should something be inappropriate in the above explanations, please do feel free to point it out so that I can learn as well. Thank you very much!
There is no object in this sentence. We have She (subject) has been (Verb - present perfect of BE) married (adjective).However, “married” in “She has been married for 3 years” is an adjective. As SVO (subject-verb-object) is the basic sentence construction in English, a main verb “been” has to be added to the sentence if you would like to use the word “married” in the sense of an adjective.
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Ignoring the gobbledegook of the original post for a minute, but when I read 'she has married for 3 years' my first thought is what a slow working registry office she must have picked.