Is it OK to say, “My cousin divorced last month”?

The sentence is grammatically incorrect. You usually divorce someone; the word “divorced” is usually followed by a noun or a pronoun.

*After twenty years of marriage, Rama decided to divorce Govind.  *My cousin divorced his wife last month.

It is also possible to say, “to get a divorce”. For example, *They are planning to get a divorce soon. *My cousin got divorced last month.

Sourced from  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, June 20, 2005.

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