發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

wed?marriage?

wed(v)

marriage(n)

結婚典禮wedding ceremony

那可以用marriage ceremony嗎

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  • 7 年前
    最佳解答

    First, you cannot compare verb with noun. Hence, let me leave "wed" aside and talk about

    wedding and marriage:

    Wedding is a marriage ceremony, including the meal and party on the wedding day.

    Marriage describes the relationship between husband and wife or the state of being married.

    Now, the verb "wed" is not used very often nowadays. However, it can sound very effective because it is unusual. For example:

    I shall never wed as I like to be single.

    Therefore, you CAN use "marriage ceremony".

    2013-09-17 13:10:33 補充:

    You compare:

    I shall never wed as I like to be single.

    I shall never get married as I like to be single.

    You can feel that using "wed" can get someone's attention, because people are used to use "get married", not "wed".

    2013-09-17 13:16:40 補充:

    The phrase uses "wed" or "wedding":

    newlyweds

    wedding dress, wedding cake, wedding ring, silver wedding (these phrases cannot use "marriage" to replace "wedding")

    2013-09-17 13:19:39 補充:

    Also, you can say:

    they married, they got married;

    they divorced, they got divorced;

    but you cannot say:

    they engaged, (the right way shall be "they got engaged")

    2013-09-17 13:20:26 補充:

    by the way, "they engaged" means differently from "they got engaged".

  • 7 年前

    Sure you can, but people may think you are high.

  • 幻星
    Lv 5
    7 年前

    you can also use nuptial ceremony=wedding ceremony

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