"Today we are a year together"

roniy

Senior Member
ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
"Today we are a year together"

Is it correct to say ?

Becasue I heard today this :'I'm one year sober today'
And I thoguht my sentence might work. I know I can also say
"We've been together for one year"


What do you say ?

Thanks.
 
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    I don't know... sounds a bit unnatural to me. I'd stick with your second version, or maybe "Today we celebrate our being together a whole/an entire year" (come on, is it really that much? :D)
     

    roniy

    Senior Member
    ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
    I don't know... sounds a bit unnatural to me. I'd stick with your second version, or maybe "Today we celebrate our being together a whole/an entire year" (come on, is it really that much? :D)
    and how about this :
    'I'm one year sober today'
    ?
     

    SpanishStudent_39

    Senior Member
    USA (English)
    Technically, I don't think it's correct to say, "Today we are a year together". It might be better to say, "Today we've been a year together". If you use the present, it almost sounds like you're somehow spending a year together during the period of only one day!

    Similarly, I suggest, "I've been one year sober today".

    Here are some other possibilities: "Today is our first anniversary" or "Today marks our first year of marriage" or "We've been married a year today".

    I think your own suggestion is one of the best: "We've been together for one year".

    But I think "Today we celebrate our being together a whole/an entire year" is too long, although it's not wrong.
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    USA English
    "Today we are a year together"

    Is it correct to say ?

    Becasue I heard today this :'I'm one year sober today'
    And I thoguht my sentence might work. I know I can also say
    "We've been together for one year"

    What do you say ?

    Thanks.
    No, that doesn't make sense. The "one year sober" is apparently a statement by a recovering alcoholic, who feels the one year anniversary is worthy of note and thinks of it like a birthday. It's not really proper English, but the speaker has substituted "sober" for "old".

    "I am fifty years old today."
    "I am fifty years young today." [I have heard this from a person who did not want to become "old".]
    "I am one year sober today."
     
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