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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    We see things like this a lot in these forums: Teacher Tdol, Engineer Smith


    In the US, with the exception of political titles (Senator Dummkopf, Assemblyman Graft) and professors but not teachers (Professor Jones), we just use Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms. (And yes, we still use the period after Ms., Mr., and Mrs.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the US, with the exception of political titles (Senator Dummkopf, Assemblyman Graft) and professors but not teachers (Professor Jones), we just use Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms.
    And military/police ranks, in the right context: Major Rhode, Inspector Lorstit. In Britain, we address our members of parliament simply as Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, [Sir.../Dame...] or Dr. Members of the House of Lords may be addressed as Lord/Lady ..., but many members of both houses now pretend that they prefer to be addressed by their first names. It shows how democratic they are.
    (And yes, we still use the period after Ms., Mr., and Mrs.)
    Fine. Many of us writers of BrE don't.

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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the US, with the exception of political titles (Senator Dummkopf, Assemblyman Graft) and professors but not teachers (Professor Jones), we just use Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms.
    And military/police ranks, in the right context: Commander Postule, Inspector Lorstit. In Britain, we address our members of parliament simply as Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, [Sir.../Dame...] or Dr. Members of the House of Lords may be addressed as Lord/Lady ..., but many members of both houses now pretend that they prefer to be addressed by their first names. It shows how democratic they are.
    (And yes, we still use the period after Ms., Mr., and Mrs.)
    Fine. Many of us writers of BrE don't.

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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    Yes, thanks - we (US) certainly do in the in military and law enforcement as well. Sorry!
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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, thanks - we (US) certainly do in the in military and law enforcement as well. Sorry!
    Carry on, sergeant.

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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

    Sigh. I've told you many times that I was in the NAVY! (So it's even more embarrassing that I forgot about using ranks as forms of address.)
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    Re: Can 'engineer' be considered as title in salutation?

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    Sigh. I've told you many times that I was in the NAVY!
    So was I. Sorry. Carry on, chief.

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