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    #1

    the use of marry

    Dear all,
    My dictionary(an English-Japanese one) says "marry" can be used as an
    intransitive verb, but it's more common to say "I'm going to get married next month", rather than "I'm going to marry next month"?

    If so, is it better to say, " My father got married late" than "My father married late"?

    Thank you!

    OP
    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 05-Nov-2011 at 18:03.

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    Re: the use of marry

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,
    My dictionary(an English-Japanese one) says "marry" can be used as a
    intransit verb, but it's more common to say "I'm going to get married next month", rather than "I'm going to marry next month"?

    If so, is it better to say, " My father got married late" than "My father married late"?

    Thank you!

    OP
    Both are fine.

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    Re: the use of marry

    To me, it's a case where more commons doesn't mean better or more natural.

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