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It Is Wrong To Say "Happy Marriage Life", Here Is The Right Thing To Say

English can be perplexing at times. It has the ability to perplex your senses to the point that you lose confidence in every other sentence. The technicalities and complexities encountered in English are due to the fact that, unlike mathematics, it lacks a definite formula (only rules). In mathematics, no matter how many formulas you use, the answer to an equation is always the same. It is a totally different dance step in English. When it comes to Professor B, what is true to Professor A can be incorrect. That's English for you.

Let me give you a simple assignment: Write a one-page essay and apply it to a linguist for correction. After correction, copy the corrected part onto a new piece of paper and submit it to another Linguist for analysis. The second Linguist will find inconsistencies in what the first had fixed. Continue to edit and present to other Linguists, and you will know that your journey will never end. This is how the English language works. I won't hold it against people who use "good marriage life" because of the linguistic ambiguities, but I will hold it against them because they failed to do their homework. I'm here to provide you with the analysis so that you can know what to say from now on.

Let's look at "Marriage Life" in greater detail: Marriage is a noun, as is "Life." It is incorrect to put two nouns side by side, according to grammar rules. If the first noun often acts as an adjective or adverb, you don't use two nouns together (We shall come to that). "Married Life" is the correct expression. Married is the past tense of the verb "marry," which is an adjective, while "life" is a noun. It is evident from these examples that placing an Adjective before a Noun is fitting. As a result, saying "Happy Married Life" is the correct answer.

In certain cases, a Noun may also act as an Adjective and thus be used alongside a Noun in a sentence, but this is not the case here. Reason: Other than as a noun, marriage has no role in the English language. "What about the Marriage Certificate?" someone might inquire. I can tell you that in that sense, marriage does not function as an adjective, but rather as a noun. Yes, "Marriage Certificate" is a Noun since the words "Marriage" and "Certificate" are combined to form one phrase. As a result, instead of saying "Marriage Life," say "Married Life."

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