In this weekly microblog, we bring to English language learners more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary. These tips are based on areas of English (e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc) which learners often find difficult.
This week’s language tip helps with the verb marry.
Don’t use the preposition with after get married or be married. Use to:
✗ A girl shouldn’t be forced to
get married witha man she doesn’t like.
✓ A girl shouldn’t be forced to get married to a man she doesn’t like.
Getting married withsomebody you have just met can be dangerous.
✓ Getting married to somebody you have just met can be dangerous.
The verb to marry takes a direct object. It means the same as get married to, but is more formal:
Charles Darwin married his cousin and such marriages were quite common at that time.
Don’t say marry with someone:
✗ Most people
marry with a personthey love.
✓ Most people marry a person they love.
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Very useful to correct typical students’ mistakes