he's married since the 2nd of december


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Would it be acceptable to say: He's married since the 2nd of December instead of 'has been married'?
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    You could say "He's been married since then..."

    but probably not "He's married since then." That would mean "he has married since then," i.e. he has taken a spouse in the period since then.


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    British English
    No, with "since" you need to use "has been married".

    Otherwise you could say : He got married on 2nd December.

    You could only use "he's married" to speak of his status at the moment : he's married, not single.
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