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We call unmarried young lady with -Miss.name
Similarly married women with- Mrs.Name..
1.But if i don't know whether she is married or not-Then how to call them-i mean how to address them???
2.What is the difference between Misses and Mrs ???
Thanks -please help me to improve my english. Thank You!
Miss used in front of the family name of a woman who is not married to address her politely, to write to her, or to talk about her:
I'd like to make an appointment with Miss Taylor.
! Some unmarried women prefer to be addressed as Ms because it does not draw attention to whether or not they are married. Ms is also used in business English. Ms Murphy; Ms Jean Murphy.
Ms British English ; Ms. American English (missing image)
used before a woman's family name when she does not want to be called 'Mrs' or 'Miss', or when you do not know whether she is married or not:
Dear Ms Johnson, ...
(old-fashioned or formal) the Misses Hill
In my opinion you can't say Mr John or Ms Ann. Use Mr/Ms etc. before family name or before first name and family name:
Mr Smith is the headteacher.
Mr. John Smith
Mr and Mrs Smith
Misses sounds like two unmarried women: Misses Jane and Elizabeth Bennett.
Go with Ms or Ms. in any business situation.
(Also, in the U.S. South, Miss Ann or Miss Mary is a way to refer to an adult woman by a child (or by anyone if she is elderly but a family friend), regardles of her married state, but it sounds more like "Miz." My grandmother was "Miz Pearl" to many people around town.)
Yes thats the purpose!
>>Also, in the U.S. South, Miss Ann or Miss Mary is a way to refer to an adult woman by a child
Won't it create any problem-if i put Ms before her name? [yes U.S. only-but i don't know south or anyother part]
I don't know what is her firstname/last name.For example- her name is julia
i don't think she is older-i have never seen her
So what to use????
If you know only her first name use for example Dear Ann (begining a letter)
Grammar GeekMisses sounds like two unmarried women: Misses Jane and Elizabeth Bennett.the Misses Brown=unmarried sisters Brown
Mrs. is actually derived form the full form 'Mistress', which is archaic.
eg Mistress Quickly is a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV and V.
Best wishes, Clive
>>If you know only her first name use for example Dear Ann (begining a letter)
Yes i know only her first name and its a business letter .
But do you think -its okay to use Dear julia -in a business letter?
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