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    ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Hi,

    Is "I'll go to her parents to ask for her daughter's hand in marriage" correct?

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    #2

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Does only the mother's opinion count?


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    #4

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Oops. I missed that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Is "I'll go to her parents to ask for her daughter's hand in marriage" correct?
    It should be "I'll go to her parents to ask for their daughter's hand in marriage."

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    #6

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    Can I omit "in marriage"?

    Please tell me an alternative sentence. It's very long.

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    #7

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    It is not that long, and it is now accurate.

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    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    The full sentence is better but most people would understand "I have come to ask for your daughter's hand".
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    #9

    Re: ask for her daughter's hand in marriage

    It reminds me of a horror story.

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