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    Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    This is not my homework.

    Which of the following is/are correct and if more than one are correct, do they have same meaning?

    1:- Are you still single or you have married.
    2:- Are you still single or you have married?
    3:- Are you still single or have you married?

    Thank you in advance for replying.

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    #2

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Not a teacher.
    1) is incorrect because the structure implies a question, but there is no question mark in the end.
    2) 'you have' is awkward word order. Hence 3) is the only correct option.

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    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Even with a question mark, 1 would be wrong (not just awkward). The second half would need to be "or have you married?", not "or you have married?"

    In BrE, "have you married" is quite old-fashioned. I would expect either "Are you still single or are you married?" or the simpler "Are you single?" It's a straight question. There are two answers: "Yes" or "No, [I'm married]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    And I think you can say "have you married someone?"

    not a teacher.
    Last edited by mawes12; 02-Sep-2015 at 00:28.

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    #5

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    And I think you can say "have you married someone?"
    Please do not post answers to questions without indicating that you are not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Are you still single or did you get married?

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    #7

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    I like ems's answer. Are you still single or are you married?

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    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    And I think you can say "have you married someone?"

    not a teacher.
    The "someone" is redundant. With the exception of a few very odd people who fall in love with inanimate objects (fences, toasters) and try to get someone to carry out a "wedding ceremony" for them, people marry people. It doesn't matter what gender. If you ask "Have you married?" or "Did you marry?" or "Did you get married?" etc, the "[to] someone" is implied.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    If you want to save even more time/breath/keystrokes/printer ink, just ask 'Are you still single?' The alternative is understood.

    Possible replies might be 'Sadly, yes', or 'No — I married my childhood sweetheart, Annie Mossity'.

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    #10

    Re: Are you still single or YOU HAVE/ HAVE YOU married ./?

    Difficult girl, Annie, so full of anger.

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