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Hi Sadeem,

BrE means 'British English' and 'AmE' means 'American English'.
Hi Rishonly,

As a side note, the BrE doesn't use any periods in the social titles--for example, Mr, Ms, and etc.

I wouldn't agree with that. However, I haven't lived in England for some time. Perhaps a current resident will comment.

Best wishes, Clive
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Sure, no problem. Perhaps, searching and comparing the results of 'Mr or Mr.' in American or British version of Cambridge Dictionary would reveal the truth, or this URL: .
True, these days punctuation is not much used in addresses.
Hi Everybody,

Thanks to all for your reply! I have had a look on Wikipedia and see below the explanation I found:

Americans tend to write "Mr.", "Mrs.", "St.", "Dr." etc., while British will usually, but not always, write "Mr", "Mrs", "St", "Dr", etc., following the rule that a full stop is used only when the last letter of the abbreviation is not the last letter of the complete word. However, many British writers would tend to write other abbreviations without a full stop, such as "Prof", "etc", "eg", and so on (so recommended by some Oxford dictionaries). The rationale behind this usage is that it is typographically more elegant, and that the omitted full stops/periods are essentially superfluous, as the reader recognizes the abbreviation without them. It also removes ambiguity by reserving the period for ending sentences. However, the "American" usage of periods after most abbreviations is also widely used in the UK.
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Additionally, you often find that the same (BrE) person will omit the full stops after "Mr", etc. when typing an address, but include them when writing it out by hand (e.g. on the envelope).

So it's best not to expect consistency. (I doubt whether many people have given it much thought.)

This has turned into an interesting thread. I just learned a lot more about something I thought I knew.
Hi there!

You always write Mr, Ms, Miss and Mrs,that is how you do it. I learned it in my English classes at university in Germany. As I had the same problem I now am very sure that that is the wright way. I hope I could help you. Emotion: smile

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Anonymous, one thing I have learned here is to never say "always" or "never." Pretty much whenever I do, I'm wrong. I assure you, if you write a business letter in the U.S., you write Mr. or Ms., with the period (or full stop or whatever you want to call it).

(P.S. - it's the right way to write it, but not the wright way.)
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