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I know it might be uncommon but is it correct to say 'we got wedded' instead of got married? Thanks
So, how would you use 'wed' as a verb?
PS *It would be tempting - and indeed some grammarians might think it would be preferable - to hold that 'wedded' in this sense has no connection with the verb 'wed'. But, although there has been no ceremony linking the person and the thing, it seems to me that the sense of being in some way 'bound' justifies my use of the term 'past participle'.
Last edited by BobK; 18-Apr-2013 at 16:08. Reason: PS added
'Wed' is mostly used in newspaper headlines where short words are needed to save space.
And the fact that the simple past is the same length as the simple present make headline-writing much more flexible.
A PS to my last post:
This is not quite true; it's true of the idiom 'be wedded to', but not of collocations like 'wedded bliss' - which do refer to marriage.... But there is also a weak/regular past participle*, not used with reference to marriage...