Is It correct to say: "I had been his wife before he got married with her."?

  • It’s not incorrect. But why not “I was his previous wife.” – Jim Feb 12 at 20:35
  • In German, you get married with her. In Russian, you get married on her while she gets married behind you. In English, we don't do any of these silly things. In English, you get married to her. And she gets married to you. – RegDwigнt Feb 12 at 23:49
  • As an aside, "english" is the spin you put on the ball in billiards or golf. We can help you with that, but not on this site. On this site, we can only help you with "English". Which is an entirely different thing. Just like "may" is an entirely different thing from "May", "march" is not the same thing as "March", and "august" is something else than "August". – RegDwigнt Feb 12 at 23:51

Yes, by using the past perfect progressive aspect, [had been] you are indicating that something had happened up to that point which is now completed. It is correct, but the sentence structure is a little... Off...

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