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    Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    Mrs :sed before a married woman's family name to be polite when you are speaking to her, writing to her, or talking about her

    Ms :used before a woman's family name when she does not want to be called 'Mrs' or 'Miss', or when you do not know whether she is married or not .

    Miss :used in front of the family name of a woman who is not married to address her politely, to write to her, or to talk about her

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    spoken used as a polite way of speaking to a young woman when you do not know her name .

    for example

    Excuse me, miss, could I have another glass of water?

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    Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    Wonder to see big discussion over a small topic

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    Who says it's small?

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    With so many being divorced or separated, I'd choose Ms, just to be on the safe side!

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    Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    How do you pronounce each one of them, please?

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    Mrs- sounds the same as misses.
    Ms- Americans tend to say 'miz' and British 'muz'.
    Miss- pronounced as written.

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    Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mrs- sounds the same as misses.
    Ms- Americans tend to say 'miz' and British 'muz'.
    Miss- pronounced as written.
    Thank you

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    Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    Quote Originally Posted by cu8gul View Post
    Hello , i m new plz help me
    Hi,

    first tip: write complete word avoid contraction like plz


    Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mrs- sounds the same as misses.
    Ms- Americans tend to say 'miz' and British 'muz'.
    Miss- pronounced as written.
    The be all end all answer: Ms. = Miss (unmarried, or general use) Mrs. = Misses (married) Mz. = Miz (divorced/widowed) Though it's very rare I ever hear "miz" anymore in that context.

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    Ms is great so that as a woman you do not have to define yourself as married or unmarried. You leave them guessing:))

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