Correct spelling, explanation: the past participle form of the verb to marry comes from Old French marier. It displaced the Latin word maritare, meaning to provide with a husband and wife. Finally, in the 14th century people began to use the modern form of this word as to marry with double r. It means that only the form married is correct because in forming an adjective or past participle, we replace y with i and add the suffix ed.
Definition of married:
1. verb, past participle form of a verb to marry that means to perform the ceremony of joining together a man and a woman into a close union,
2. adjective, to unite in order to live together and to be a husband or wife,
People usually get married when they are young but Alice was married in her sixties.
Rachel and Tom have married happily ever after.
Harry proposed to Martina and they got married one year later.
Phrases with married:
1. to marry someone off – to find a proper husband or wife for children,
Many years ago parents married off their children as soon as possible but nowadays it also happens.
2. married name – the family name that a woman takes after getting married,
She is not Anne Elliot anymore. Now she has got a married name.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the form
maried is incorrect because it derives from the verb to marry with double r. Firstly, it occurred in Middle English in the 14th century but it originates from Latin as maritare, meaning to wed. Then it appeared in Old French as marier. Although it was written with single r, nowadays it is changed and only the form married is correct with double r.
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