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    heyt is offline Member
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    engage sb / get engaged

    Hello,

    I would like to ask a question in connection with the word 'engage' (here meaning 'to agree to marry sb').

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct?

    Peter engaged Julie yesterday.
    (I'm aware that I could say Julie got engaged to Peter yesterday., but I would like to emphasize Peter's role in the action.)

    Thank you for your help.

    heyt

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    Re: engage sb / get engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to ask a question in connection with the word 'engage' (here meaning 'to agree to marry sb').

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct?

    Peter engaged Julie yesterday.
    (I'm aware that I could say Julie got engaged to Peter yesterday., but I would like to emphasize Peter's role in the action.)

    Thank you for your help.

    heyt
    No. It doesn't work like that. The verb is "to get engaged to" so you can't miss out the rest of the verb.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: engage sb / get engaged

    "Peter proposed to Julie yesterday" OR "Peter asked Julie to marry him yesterday".

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