They married young.

I think it means "They married when they were young". Am I right?

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Yes, you're correct.

In this sentence, the adjective young is a secondary predicate. It predicates on the subject they, describing they at the time they married.

  • Hello snailboat, please tell me when we can write this types of sentence.
    – user17969
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 14:36
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    – user230
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 18:39

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