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Get married/ divorced When there is no object, get married and get divorced are more common than marry and divorce in an informal style.
  • Lulu and Joe got married last week. (Lulu and Joe married last week is more formal.)
  • When are you going to get married?
  • The Robinsons are getting divorced.
In a more formal style, marry and divorce are preferred.
  • Although she had many lovers, she never married.
  • After three very unhappy years, they divorced.
No preposition before object Before a direct object, marry and divorce are used without prepositions.
  • She married a builder. (NOT She married with a builder.)
  • Will you marry me?
  • He’s going to divorce her.
Get/Be married TO We can also use get/be married to with an object.
  • She got married to her childhood sweetheart.
  • I’ve been married to you for sixteen years and I still love you like the first day.
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