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    Cool pregnant

    I found the following sentence in some paper:
    "...she got pregnant with her boyfriend..."
    So I got it the way that the bf made her pregnant.
    But my teacher said it's "to get pregnant from".

    Then some friend of mine said it's "to fall pregnant"

    My questions:
    Which ones are right and what do the others mean???
    TIA


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    Re: pregnant

    She got pregnant with her boyfriend = the boyfriend made her pregnant.

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    Re: pregnant

    So you mean mine/the paper is right.
    What about the others??

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    I found the following sentence in some paper:
    "...she got pregnant with her boyfriend..."
    So I got it the way that the bf made her pregnant.
    But my teacher said it's "to get pregnant from".

    Then some friend of mine said it's "to fall pregnant"

    My questions:
    Which ones are right and what do the others mean???
    TIA
    Hi steph
    Here you are what I found in the Oxford dictionary:
    1-I was pregnant with our third child at the time
    2-to get/become pregnant
    Tom get his girlfriend pregnant
    That's all
    bye

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    Re: pregnant

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    I found the following sentence in some paper:
    "...she got pregnant with her boyfriend..."
    So I got it the way that the bf made her pregnant.
    But my teacher said it's "to get pregnant from".

    Then some friend of mine said it's "to fall pregnant"

    My questions:
    Which ones are right and what do the others mean???
    TIA
    sorry steph
    but fall pregnant doesn't exist


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    Re: pregnant

    I would say "pregnant by." "She got pregnant by another man while she was married to Tom."

    "Pregnant with" refers to the unborn child: "My sister is pregnant with twins. Carol is pregnant with her fourth child." Saying "she's pregnant with her boyfriend" is pleasant in that it implies a sense of team spirit :) but, in my opinion at least, implies that she will shortly give birth to her own boyfriend.

    To me, "pregnant from" would not be used with a person. "You can't get pregnant from kissing," is correct, but not "She's pregnant from Hector." However, I've heard this construction used in speech colloquially.

    "To fall pregnant" certainly exists; there are thousands of Google hits for the phrase. However, I would list this as a colloquialism as well. Here is a long expression of distaste for the phrase by one irate writer.

    [native speaker and writer, not a teacher]

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    Question Re: pregnant

    well, then "...she got pregnant with her boyfriend..." is wrong.
    But how do you say her bf made her pregnant?

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    Re: pregnant

    Her boyfriend made her pregnant.
    or She was pregnant by him (her b.)

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    Re: pregnant

    You can say, 'She is pregnant with her boyfriend's child.' Of course it is her child too, but this is a way of saying who the father is.

    I think "She got pregnant with her boyfriend." is acceptable. After all, the two of them were there together.
    'She is pregnant with her boyfriend.' is unacceptable.

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    Question Re: pregnant

    She got pregnant with her boyfriend.
    Does this one mean her bf made her pregnant...
    Now it seems a bit confusing to me

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