English : Divorced

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

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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.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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