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.