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    Hello all

    I want to say that Mr. X married 3 times with 3 girls who didn't have married life before, and marring with Mr. X was their first experience. Which of the following forms can I use to say this sentence?

    Married 3 times with 3 , it looks like Mr. X is no stranger to the attention of leading loving ladies.

    a) daughters
    b) girls

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    Matilda

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Married three times with three virgins.
    If the girls died or divorsed him one after the other, I would say Mr. X likes green leaves.

    If not, I would say he's a bigamist.
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 19-Feb-2007 at 11:06. Reason: Typo correction; please read "If not" instead of "I not"

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    You could use 'maidens' there, but 'girls' is probably enough.

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Why do you prefer "maiden" over "virgin" TDol ?

    The two are synonym of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    Why do you prefer "maiden" over "virgin" TDol ?

    The two are synonym of each other.
    Not quite. A virgin has never had intercourse, a maiden has never been married.

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    'Maiden' also seems more discreet.

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Got it, sometimes it's better not to call a cat a cat

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Not quite. A virgin has never had intercourse, a maiden has never been married.
    My dictionary says otherwise though

    maid-en (madn)n. 1. An unmarried girl or woman. A virgin.

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    vir-gin (vurjin)n. 1. A person who has not experienced sexual intercourse. 2. A chaste or unmarried woman; a maiden

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Mr X has been married three times, his brides all being virgins.

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    Default Re: 266-daughter/girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    If the girls died or divorsed him one after the other, I would say Mr. X likes green leaves.

    If not, I would say he's a bigamist.
    This thread is interesting, but I'm stumped by the sentence in bold? Please shed some light, someone?

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