Ms., Miss. or Mrs.

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In forms, such as application forms, should you put a Ms Miss. or Mrs. in front of your whole name?
If you choose to use Mrs., can it be used with your real name (as in Mrs. Winnie Smith instead of Mrs. John Smith)?
When is it appropriate for a married woman to use Ms? Should Ms be used without a dot, since it´s not an abbreviation. How about the use of capital letters (Mr in the middle of a sentence)?

This may all seam trivial and I have not given the use of Miss. or Mrs. much thought until I got married. Before that I used Ms, but was shocked to find out that the use of Ms is not accepted in all societies.

Hopefully I will earn a Ph.D. soon so that I can start useing Dr., a whole lot less troubleful.
Anonymous:
I was taught:

Ms. = When you're not sure if the person is married
Mrs. = When you're certain the person is married
If you are married you can choose between Mrs. or Ms.

Mrs. tells the world you are married. Ms is neutral about your marital state.

And yes, you can use Mrs. with your real name, the idea of having to put Mrs. John Smith is incredibly old-fashioned and looks bizarre.
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Anonymous:
I am certain about how to use Ms, & Mrs, however is Miss used if she is a widow or in what way should Miss be used?
Miss should only be used of a never married woman. A widow should still be referred to as Mrs.
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Nona The BritAnd yes, you can use Mrs. with your real name, the idea of having to put Mrs. John Smith is incredibly old-fashioned and looks bizarre.

It's always safe to use Ms. especially if you're concerned with gender.

For example: Is Mrs. Jamie Smith a Jamie or is that her husband's name?
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Anonymous:
Miss is for a young lady (teen and younger). When a girl becomes a woman it is Ms. or Mrs.
AnonymousMiss is for a young lady (teen and younger). When a girl becomes a woman it is Ms. or Mrs.
Mrs is an indication of marital status, not of age. A woman continues to be Miss until she dies if she does not marry.
Ms can be used by either an unmarried or a married woman.
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AnonymousMiss is for a young lady (teen and younger). When a girl becomes a woman it is Ms. or Mrs.
Mrs is an indication of marital status, not of age. A woman continues to be Missuntil she dies if she does not marry.
Ms can be used by either an unmarried or a married woman.
I am a student in colleage,still senior,when I apply for the yasi test,I was puzzled by the two word--Miss and Ms.

and I'm 21years old.

Thanks any replies!
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