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onsen
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:40:54 AM
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Hello,

She is married with three children.

Does the sentence mean she is married and has three children?

Thank you
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:43:40 AM

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onsen wrote:
Does the sentence mean she is married and has three children?

Otherwise it would amount to three counts of having sex with a minor.



აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:

Otherwise it would amount to three counts of having sex with a minor.


Apart from the fact that marriage does not necessarily involve sex, you cannot be married with someone (in the sense of being their spouse) ii English. The preposition is 'to'.
tunaafi
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:48:35 AM

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onsen wrote:
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Does the sentence mean she is married and has three children?

Yes.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:36:19 AM
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In your topic name you have paired "married" with the word "with" as though they complement each other. This isn't the way to read it. Instead the word "with" is separate from the word "married." "She is married. With children" "married with" is not a collocation: the word "with" just happened to come after "married" in this particular sentence.
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onsen
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:14:12 AM
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Romany wrote:

In your topic name you have paired "married" with the word "with" as though they complement each other. This isn't the way to read it. Instead the word "with" is separate from the word "married." "She is married. With children" "married with" is not a collocation: the word "with" just happened to come after "married" in this particular sentence.

"She is married. With children" helps me a lot.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:21:48 AM
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Onsen - I'm glad it helps. Often we don't know whether we have helped or confused!
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onsen wrote:
Hello,

She is married with three children.

Does the sentence mean she is married and has three children?

Thank you


As already been cleared, it means what you stated. No confusion.

If you have to say that A and B are spouses, the preposition used is 'to'.

A is married to B. ...... It means A and B are husband and wife.

A is married with three children......... It means A is married (to someone) and has three children.


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