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I'm writing a text and I'm not sure which preposition I should use in the following sentence:

I should get married by 30

or

I should get married with 30

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    I should get married by 30 – user1661558 Feb 14 '14 at 12:37
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    'I should get married with 30' sounds like more fun though! – WS2 Feb 14 '14 at 12:56
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I should get married by 30 -is correct.

You use 'by' when showing the limit of age there.

I should get married with 30 - is incorrect.

Additionally, when you want to say someone whom are you married to...you use 'to'.

I'm married to a doctor.

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    'I should get married with 30' sounds like more fun though! – WS2 Feb 14 '14 at 12:58
  • haha.. +1 that's right! The other may answer, "Ah, better marry with one only." ;) – Maulik V Feb 14 '14 at 13:03
  • In practice, you'd hear "I should get married by the time I'm 30" often as well. – Jonah Nov 27 '14 at 2:33

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