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Marry vs Merry


Marry vs Merry. It is generally a merry moment when a couple decides to marry. You will be merry when you marry your writing to ErrNET copyediting technology!

Marry is a verb that means to take in marriage; to perform the marriage ceremonies for (two people); to join in wedlock; to meet or blend with something.

Merry is an adjective that means cheerful and lively; joyous in disposition or spirit; (of an occasion or season) characterized by festivity and rejoicing; slightly and good-humoredly drunk.

Marry and merry are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Marry” and “merry” are often confused and misused words in English writing. You will be quite merry when you see what a difference ErrNET, the world’s leading proofreading technology, will make in your writing!

Marry sentence examples:

He got down on one knee, produced a ring and asked her to marry him.

The couple decided to elope and needed to find someone to officially marry them.

In general, white wine does not marry well with red meat.

After living together for over 10 years, the young couple finally decided to marry.

If you don’t marry me this year then I am going to move on and find someone who will.

Merry sentence examples:

The common greeting for gentiles on Christmas morning is merry Christmas.”

Before asking my dad for money, I usually wait until he has a couple of cocktails and is feeling merry.

The holiday party last night was quite merry and everyone had a great time.

I tend to feel rejuvenated and very merry after a long workout at the gym.

To keep morale high, the sailors frequently sang merry songs together.

William Shakespeare once said that “small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”


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