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    Mrs. (abbreviation of what?)

    Hello dear all,

    As you know, Mr. is the abbreviation of Mister.

    I want to know that, Mrs. is the abbreviation of what or which word?

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    Re: Mrs. (abbreviation of what?)

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello dear all,

    As you know, Mr. is the abbreviation of Mister.

    I want to know that, Mrs. is the abbreviation of what or which word?
    Missus.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Mrs. (abbreviation of what?)

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello dear all,

    As you know, Mr. is the abbreviation of Mister.

    I want to know that, Mrs. is the abbreviation of what or which word?
    As emsr indicated, the pronunciation of Mrs is Missus. Originally, Mrs was the abbreviated form of mistress, the female equivalent of mister.

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    Re: Mrs. (abbreviation of what?)

    In BrE, the pronunciation of "missus/Mrs" is the same as "misses", sounds like "missiz".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Mrs. (abbreviation of what?)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, the pronunciation of "missus/Mrs" is the same as "misses", sounds like "missiz".
    Same here. I would pronounce all three pretty much the same. The last vowel is a schwa for me.

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