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Which is the correct preposition?:
What happened when he announced his wedding with / to May?
Given that you marry to a person.... I would choose "to"; but as I am not completely sure, I have decided to ask you.
Thank you for your help, as always
It is not natural to say that he announced his wedding with/ to May. You would say that he announced his marriage to May.
No, you don't. You marry a person.Given that you marry to a person....
Not a teacher.
A problem with this sentence is that ambiguities arise from the word 'announce' - since that verb can also claim the words 'with' and 'to'.
E.g.: 'David Cameron announced with Nick Clegg that the Coalition Government would ban umbrellas.'
Cf.: 'David Cameron announced to an astonished audience that the Coalition Government would ban umbrellas.'
So you need to get past that first, and for this reason I would rephrase it. 'What happened when he announced he would marry May?'. Otherwise, the reader might have to take a moment to wonder whether your lucky bachelor:
- announced to May that he was about to marry someone
- made a joint announcement, with May, that he was going to marry someone.