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    Red face About addressing someone

    I have been watching Pride and Prejudice lately and there is one thing I feel confusing.
    Miss Bingley address Elizabeth Bennet Miss Elizabeth. Is this right? I only knew we could call her Miss Bennet.

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    Re: About addressing someone

    In days gone by, people sometimes addressed each other using a title and a first name although it was more common when addressing women and only young unmarried women. Once married, she certainly wouldn't have been referred to as "Mrs Elizabeth". I can't think of an example offhand of a man being addressed the same way.

    In the 1970s, there was a soap opera on UK TV called "Crossroads". A character called "Benny" who was a handyman/gardener, always referred to the deputy manageress of the motel as "Miss Diane".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: About addressing someone

    Thank you for your kindness and you are helpful.

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    Re: About addressing someone

    The eldest dauhter was addressed as'Miss Surname'. Younger daughters were 'Miss Forename Surname'.

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