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 not. If you answer yes, then you’ll need to reply to the next question: name of spouse.
When an invitation to a wedding, cocktail party or some other event is addressed such:
- Ms Smith and spouse, the both Mrs Smith and her husband can attend the function.
- Mr Darwin and spouse, then both Mr Darwin and his wife can attend the function.
The same applies if it’s a same-sex marriage.
Use the language
Do you have a word for spouse in your language? What is it and when is it used?
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