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    Default Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    if you don't know a person very well, then it's best to use Ms.
    Mrs. is used when you know that person is married.

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    I usually write Ms. even if I know if the person is married or not.

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    So do I- it makes life much simpler.

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    Cool Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    the easyest one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koka
    the easyest one...
    You mean easiest

    I use Mrs is I know that person is married.
    If I am speaking to that person and they look at an age where they may be married, I ask them whether they are a Miss or a Mrs, but subtly. As in "Yes Mrs... are you a Miss or a Mrs?"
    Do not say "are you married?", english people may find that offensive or intrusive, especially if you do not know them well.
    I use Miss if I know that person is not married, or they look quite young.
    In writing I always use Ms. If I do not know whether the person is married or not.

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    Hello , i m new plz help me

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    What do you need help with, cu8gul?

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    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?

    Longman Dictionary

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    Default Re: Mrs\Miss\Ms

    Wonder to see big discussion over a small topic

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