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    hooked up with

    He has hooked up with Mary.

    Is it also correct to say 'he is hooked up with Mary'?

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    #2
    No. One describes a past event. The other describes a continuing situation.

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    In the second sentence I am trying to say that he is already in 'hooked up' state with Mary. Then can't we write like this or else how should we write it?

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    #4
    People here (young ones, anyway) use "hook up" to refer to a casual sexual encounter. Not a state of being in a relationship.

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    #5
    Then what do we say for that to be the case?

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    #6
    He's going out with Mary.

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