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    Cool married or get married?

    I see a lot of sentneces that include marry or get married /divorce or get divored, such as

    I married him ten years ago./ i got married to him ten years ago.
    I have been married to him for 10 years.

    also,
    i divored him 10 years ago./ i got divorced from him 10 years ago.

    when do you say married(or divorced) or get married(or get divorced?)
    Also, are the sentences above correct?

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    Default Re: married or get married?

    Hello, bosunyum,
    I’m joining in because I’ve often thought abt it, too. Which is better:
    1. If Ted marries, his mother will be happy.
    2. If Ted gets married, his mother will be happy.
    It seems to me, it is better to use marry with an object – marry smb. When the spouse is not mentioned, I’d rather use get married. I’ve often seen examples contrary to this idea, though.

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    Talking Re: married or get married?

    To marry means: Casarse con alguien.
    To get Married means: Casarse.
    When will you marry her? ¿Cuando te casarás con ella?
    When will you get married? ¿Cuando te casarás?
    Hope it helps. If you need me to help you, let me know.

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    Default Re: married or get married?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosunyum View Post
    I see a lot of sentneces that include marry or get married /divorce or get divored, such as

    I married him ten years ago./ i got married to him ten years ago.
    I have been married to him for 10 years.

    also,
    i divored him 10 years ago./ i got divorced from him 10 years ago.

    when do you say married(or divorced) or get married(or get divorced?)
    Also, are the sentences above correct?
    Basically you do not need "got", although it can be seen as indicating a specific act.

    All your sentences are correct.

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