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    #1

    They moved in together

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentence?

    They moved in together, married, and nine months later, I was born.

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    #2

    Re: They moved in together

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentence?

    They moved in together, got married (no comma here) and, nine months later, I was born.
    See above. Although we do say "They married", it's much more usual (in BrE) to say "They got married".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: They moved in together

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Although we do say "They married", it's much more usual (in BrE) to say "They got married".
    Same here (U.S.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: They moved in together

    Although it's less usual, I quite like the effect of using just married in the original.

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