In previous posts, I mentioned the word sibling, which can mean either “brother” or “sister”.
Today I’m giving you another useful word, SPOUSE. This can be used instead of “husband” or “wife” and is commonly found in official situations.
When you apply for a passport or visa or even when opening a bank account, there is usually a question about whether you are married or single. If you answer that you are married, then you’ll need to reply to the next question: name of SPOUSE.
If an invitation to a wedding, cocktail party or some other event is addressed such:
- Ms Smith and SPOUSE => both Mrs Smith and her husband can attend the function.
- Mr Darwin and SPOUSE => both Mr Darwin and his wife can attend the function.
The same applies to same-sex marriages.
Over to you …
Do you have a word for SPOUSE in your language? What is it and when is it used?
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