Common Mistakes : Divorce

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Divorce

verb

.BAD: Sally told me she was going to divorce
.GOOD: Sally told me she was going to get a divorce

.BAD: When there are children involved, it is difficult to divorce
.GOOD: When there are children involved, it is difficult to get divorced

: (get a divorce or get divorced (= end one’s marriage by taking legal action
.I had just turned ten when my parents got divorced
.It took my sister almost a year to get a divorce

.BAD: The fact that your wife crashed the Ferrari is not a good reason to divorce to her
.GOOD: The fact that your wife crashed the Ferrari is not a good reason to divorce her

.BAD: For some reason, she didn’t want to divorce with him
.GOOD: For some reason, she didn’t want to divorce him

: (divorce sb (WITHOUT to/with
.She’d divorced her husband six months before and had gone back to live with her parents

: Note that get divorced is far more common than divorce someone
.For some reason, she didn’t want to get divorced

 

noun

BAD: It’s bad enough when you get divorce, but far worse when you lose your children as well
GOOD: It’s bad enough when you get divorced, but far worse when you lose your children as well

.BAD: If we were divorce, who would look after the children
.GOOD: If we were divorced, who would look after the children

: (‘be/get divorced (WITH ‘d
.They got divorced in 1993, just twelve months after they were married
.It seems as if getting divorced has become fashionable nowadays

 

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