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    Hi, I'd like a to know from a native speaker if it is possible to use both prepositions to/with in this sentence:

    1) she is married with an handsome man
    2) she is married to an handsome man


    Thanks. rip

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    Default Re: married with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like a to know from a native speaker if it is possible to use both prepositions to/with in this sentence:

    1) she is married with an handsome man
    2) she is married to an handsome man


    Thanks. rip
    She is married to a handsome man. 'With' is not correct.

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    Default Re: married with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like a to know from a native speaker if it is possible to use both prepositions to/with in this sentence:

    1) she is married with an handsome man
    2) she is married to an handsome man


    Thanks. rip
    You can be married to somebody (as one couple) and be married with somebody (as a parent of that somebody).

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    Default Re: married with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    You can be married to somebody (as one couple) and be married with somebody (as a parent of that somebody).
    What do you mean exactly?

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    I believe he means "She is married with three beautiful children."

    i.e., she is the mother of those three children.

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    Cool Re: married with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you mean exactly?
    I'm sure you know what I mean.

    She is married to a very handsome young man.
    but
    She is married with a son of five.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I believe he means "She is married with three beautiful children."

    i.e., she is the mother of those three children.
    Bang on, Barb D.

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    Default Re: married with/to

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Bang on, Barb D.
    In that case you need a comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In that case you need a comma.
    I beg to differ, bhaisahab. No comma needed.

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