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Hello everyone,

Are the following answers correct?

Why did George told Gary "You can't be married tomorrow"?

1. Because that day was Sunday.

2. Because the following day was Sunday.

P.S. I refer "that day" and "the following day" to "tomorrow" in the question.

Regards,

Joseph

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Joseph AWhy did George told Gary "You can't be married tomorrow"?

The question is not grammatical. The yellow highlighted words are 1- wrong and 2- suspect.

Is there some rule about weddings not being permitted on Sunday?

The answers are not complete sentences. They are fragments.

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Why did George tell Gary "You can't get married tomorrow"?

1. Because tomorrow was Sunday.

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AlpheccaStarsThe question is not grammatical. The yellow highlighted words are 1- wrong and 2- suspect.Is there some rule about weddings not being permitted on Sunday?The answers are not complete sentences. They are fragments.

Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars.

You're right. I don't know why I made that silly mistake. It should have been "tell"😳.

I made the question and the answer myself. The original is from "Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne/Episode:10"

Passepartout was quickly sent to the nearest church to prepare the wedding. But then Passepartout raced back to the house half an hour later. Mr Fogg asked him what was wrong.

"You can't be married tomorrow because tomorrow is Sunday, not Monday!" said Passepartout.

Could you tell me why "be" is wrong? Should it be "get"? Could you please help me construct a proper question and answer similar to my OP?

First, I'll try.

Why did George tell Gary "You can't get married tomorrow"?

1. He told Gary that Gary and Aouda couldn't get married that day because it was Sunday.

2. He told Gary that Garry and Aouda couldn't get married the following day because it was Sunday.

Regards,

Joseph

Mary and John got married 10 years ago. They are married now. They were married yesterday, and they will be married tomorrow. "married" is usually a marital status, not the act of matrimony (getting married). But, most people will understand the meaning.

Here is the original text:

In three minutes he was in Saville Row again, and staggered back into Mr. Fogg’s room.

He could not speak.

“What is the matter?” asked Mr. Fogg.

“My master!” gasped Passepartout—“marriage—impossible—”

“Impossible?”

“Impossible—for to-morrow.”

“Why so?”

“Because to-morrow—is Sunday!”

“Monday,” replied Mr. Fogg.

“No—to-day is Saturday.”

“Saturday? Impossible!”

“Yes, yes, yes, yes!” cried Passepartout. “You have made a mistake of one day! We arrived twenty-four hours ahead of time; but there are only ten minutes left!”


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AlpheccaStarsMary and John got married 10 years ago. They are married now. They were married yesterday, and they will be married tomorrow. "married" is usually a marital status, not the act of matrimony (getting married). But, most people will understand the meaning.Here is the original text:In three minutes he was in Saville Row again, and staggered back into Mr. Fogg’s room.He could not speak.“What is the matter?” asked Mr. Fogg.“My master!” gasped Passepartout—“marriage—impossible—”“Impossible?”“Impossible—for to-morrow.”“Why so?”“Because to-morrow—is Sunday!”“Monday,” replied Mr. Fogg.“No—to-day is Saturday.”“Saturday? Impossible!”“Yes, yes, yes, yes!” cried Passepartout. “You have made a mistake of one day! We arrived twenty-four hours ahead of time; but there are only ten minutes left!”

Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars.

The one we study is the simplified version of the novel. Could you please help me construct the question and its answer properly? In my second post, I constructed the question and answered it in two different ways. Were they correct?

Regards,

Joseph

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AlpheccaStarsWhy did George tell Gary "You can't get married tomorrow"?1. Because tomorrow was Sunday.
Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars🌺🌷🌹.
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