The man has married before.

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Hi,
Supposing a man married a woman 10 years ago, and then they divorced.
When I say the man experienced the marriage but now he is single, could I use the following two expressions?
(1) The man has married before.
(2) The man has been married before.
What’s the difference or any connotations for each sentence?
 

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(1) is unlikely. Use 'was'.

(2) is fine.
 

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Is "marry" a special word when used as a past participle after has/have? Because if I change "married" with others words, it always make sense. For example, the man has seen the movie before.
 

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1) is not wrong, but it sounds a bit dated to me. We would use other ways of saying it.
 

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the man experienced the marriage
If you're referring to marriage in general (not a specific marriage), omit "the".
 
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