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    Default have been married VS be married

    Hello,

    What's difference between the following sentences?

    - He was to have been married to a girl from Canada.

    - He was to be married to a girl from Canada.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: have been married VS be married

    Quote Originally Posted by majid72 View Post
    Hello,

    What's difference between the following sentences?

    - He was to have been married to a girl from Canada.

    - He was to be married to a girl from Canada.

    Thank you.
    They're both technically correct but, unless you really want to emphasize that someone was forcing him into this marriage, to my ear they sound weird. They do mean basically the same thing. "He was to have married a girl from Canada" is the way I would say it.

    Lou

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