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He got a divorce from Kate.

Is the above sentence correct?

Can I say:

He got a divorce twice.

Should I say:

He got two divorces.

Is He got divorced from Kate the most popular way to say?
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He got a divorce from Kate. This sounds OK. I would say the most popular way to say it is:

He divorced Kate. Or They got divorced.

For the second, I would say:

He has been divorced twice. Or He's had two divorces.
He divorced Kate. Or They got divorced.

He has been divorced twice. Or He's had two divorces.

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Just a side note here: if you "divorce your wife" it sounds like you are the one pursuing the divorce. In the US, most states no longer require one person to be at fault (like infidelity), so you tend to say that "they got divorced." On the other hand, if he did find out that she was having an affair, he may have been the one seeking divorce and "he divorced her" would be correct.

And hey, tell this fellow that "third time is the charm" as they saying goes.
And hey, tell this fellow that "third time is the charm" as they saying goes.
"Third time is the charm". It's good to know.Emotion: smile Thanks, GG. Emotion: big smile

By the way, what does 'as they saying goes' mean?

LiJ
It should be "as the saying goes." It just means "There is a saying that says 'third time's the charm'."
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KhoffIt should be "as the saying goes." It just means "There is a saying that says 'third time's the charm'."
I understand. Thanks, Khoff. Emotion: smile
Oops. I started to write "As they say" and changed my mind.

Thanks for clarifying it.
Grammar Geek
Oops. I started to write "As they say" and changed my mind.

Thanks for clarifying it.

Oh!, I see. Emotion: smile
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