His marriage is imminent

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Roymalika

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Punjabi
If my friend is going to get married at any time soon, can I say:
His marriage is imminent.


Thanks!
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    No. It is a strange collocation - negative things are usually imminent - find another adjective. :thumbsup:
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    His marriage is in the offing. -> That works (at least, in BE.)
    His marriage is in the air. -> No.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    "His marriage is coming up soon."
    "He's getting married soon/in a few days."

    There are a lot of ways of expressing this idea and everything depends on context who is speaking to whom, whether they are worried by the shortness of time, if they are trying to arrange a meeting, etc., etc.
     
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