English : Divorced



Is it OK to say, My cousin divorced last month?

By Mrs. Mallika, Columbo, Sri Lanka - 17th April-2007.

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The sentence is grammatically incorrect. You usually divorce someone. The word
divorced is usually followed by a noun or a pronoun.

For example:

• After twenty years of marriage, Rama decided to divorce Govind.

• My cousin divorced his wife last month.

It is also possible to say,
To get a divorce.

For example:

• They are planning to get a divorce soon.

• My cousin got divorced last month.

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