"John and Lucy married"

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is both correct?
we say John and Lucy got married. or John married Lucy
can we say "John and Lucy married"?
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    John and Lucy got married. :tick:
    John married Lucy. :tick:
    Lucy married John. :tick:

    John and Lucy married. :thumbsdown:

    Please note (again) that we always start sentences with a capital letter.

    And end them with a period/full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    I can reasonably happily go with that sentence , but as a stand-alone alternative to 'John and Lucy got married', I'm sticking to my :thumbsdown:.

    Elton John and Renate Blaue/David Furnish married. :thumbsdown:


    Senior Member
    John and Lucy married.

    :confused: It is common sense that they married one another, most of the time. However, it could easily mean they each married someone else. :D Especially in a situation where we knew they were, say, brother and sister.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    Also, we would not normally use “John and Lucy married” as an alternative to the basic statement “John and Lucy got married”. It’s much more natural when modified, as part of a longer statement:

    John and Lucy married rather than simply living together / married in a hurry / married for tax reasons
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