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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.
Ms. = When you're not sure if the person is married
Mrs. = When you're certain the person is married
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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.
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?
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.
Feebs11I am a student in colleage,still senior,when I apply for the yasi test,I was puzzled by the two word--Miss and Ms.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.
and I'm 21years old.
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