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Thread #132499   Message #3993729
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
24-May-19 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Doug, doesn't that make a nonsense of the well known question:

"Will you marry me?"

Somehow, "Will you get married to me?" doesn't have that special something ...

Of course, in every day usage, only a pedant would make the difference between the passive form of being married and the active form of officiating at the ceremony. However, we are in a thread called "Language Pet Peeves" where the distinction is being made between the status of the groom before and after the nuptials.