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    Married

    We got married in 1977. [This is correct.]


    We have got married in 1977.
    Is this correct too?
    As we are still married, may be you could use the present perfect tense.

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    #2

    Re: Married

    * Not a teacher

    Linguistically speaking, you are not allowed to use Present Perfect with a definite event time (such as 1977). You could say:

    We have been married since 1977.
    Not a teacher.
    Not a native speaker.
    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    Re: Married

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    We have got married in 1977.
    Is this correct too?
    As we are still married, may be you could use the present perfect tense.
    No, it's not- get married is the action, while be married is the state. You may still be married, but you're not still at the ceremony.

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    Re: Married

    Thank you very much.
    Our marriage ceremony was held in 1977.
    We got married in 1977.
    We have been married since 1977.
    We are married.


    We have got married in 1977. [ So this is not good.]

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    #5

    Re: Married

    Correct.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Married

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post


    We have got married in 1977. [ So this is not good.]
    As you say, it's not good.

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