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    Are they correct?

    1 Jim married for thirty years.

    2 Jim has married for thirty years.

    3 Jim has been married for thirty years.

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    Re: marry

    Jim has been married for thirty years.

    I'm not a teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    Are they correct?

    1 Jim married for thirty years.

    2 Jim has married for thirty years.

    3 Jim has been married for thirty years.
    3. is correct.
    In 2. It seems that Jim has been continuously getting married for thirty years.
    In 1. If you put a comma after Jim as in "Jim, married for thirty years has just been divorced." for example, you can make an alternative sentence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    3. is correct.
    In 2. It seems that Jim has been continuously getting married for thirty years.
    In 1. If you put a comma after Jim as in "Jim, married for thirty years has just been divorced." for example, you can make an alternative sentence.
    That is, 1 and 3 are correct. 2 is absolutely false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    That is, 1 and 3 are correct. 2 is absolutely false.
    1 Jim married for thirty years.
    1. Is not correct as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    Are they correct?

    1 Jim married for thirty years.

    2 Jim has married for thirty years.

    3 Jim has been married for thirty years.
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    Can I say " Jim got married for 30 years" ?

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    Re: marry

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    1 Jim married for thirty years.
    1. Is not correct as it is.
    - except in a most unlikely context in which Jim spends thirty years marrying women and disposing of them regularly! (Even then, the more likely way to put it would be 'Jim spent thirty years getting married to a series of N women.')

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    #9

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    Jim got married 30 years ago.


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    Re: marry

    Please fill in the blank using "marry".

    Jim _______ for thirty years. (marry)

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