Lesson 11 - Are you married? Pre-Intermediate Version - Marital Status - Exercise 1
Vocabulary: married (adjective): The defintion of married WAS the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife, but now it is different.
Same-sex marriage is legal in 38 countries and in 35 of the 50 US States as of late April 2018.
Therefore the dictionaries are changing the definition of "married", reflecting the changing reality. A simple definition would be:
"The legal union of 2 people". 1 - married:
2 - cohabitating adjective
To live together when not married.
3 - single adjective and noun
4 - separated adjective
Married, but not living together.
5 - divorced adjective
The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.
6 - widowed adjective
The husband or wife has died and has not remarried.
6a - widow noun
This woman's husband died. She has not remarried.
6b - widower noun
This man's wife died. He has not remarried.
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