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    Theyve married vs Theyve been married what is the difference?

    Hi all,

    Theyve been married for nearly fifty years. - I saw this sentence list on present perfect tense, but it seems passive voice present perfect.

    because of "been" part.

    So please explain the deference between...

    Theyve been married for nearly fifty years.
    Theyve married for nearly fifty years.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Theyve married vs Theyve been married what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by dondon525 View Post
    it seems passive voice present perfect.
    'Married' is an adjective here, so it is not in the passive voice.

    Quote Originally Posted by dondon525 View Post
    Theyve married for nearly fifty years.
    I consider it wrong. I would say 'They married nearly fifty years ago'.

    Not a teacher.

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