get someone married off

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Are these two sentences correct?
In the first sentence, to make the sentence correct don't I need 'for something' after 'partiality'?
And in the second sentence, can I change it to 'get me to marry off'?

She knows what she wants, so she states her partiality cleraly.
Jane is trying to get me married off to her cousin.
  • Bil

    English USA

    'Jane is trying to get me married off to her cousin.' Although this sentence is very informal, as dialogue or as lighthearted writing, I like it!

    Sorry, no, 'get me to marry off' doesn't work in this context. Stated in this form the expression would indicate ' . . . get me to marry off my (son/daughter/brother/friend/etc.). You could, however, say simply '. . . to marry me off to . . .,' but your version packs a little more punch, carries a little more pizazz.


    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    I think the sentence is fine, without qualification. Resist her attempts at all cost, if you know what's good for you. As the man says in the old blues song, there's more pretty girls than just one.
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