Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: lady or woman

  1. #1
    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,277
    Post Thanks / Like

    lady or woman

    Dear Teacher

    There is a lady standing over there?

    Is the sentence correct? Can 'lady' be used? I believe 'lady' is a polite form for woman. Therefore, I think 'woman' should replace 'lady' in the above sentence. Am I correct?

    Thank you very much.

    With warmest wishes

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,689
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: lady or woman

    I'd use 'woman'.

  3. #3
    pumuckel is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: lady or woman

    In my opinion both can be used - lady implies that the woman is well dressed, well spoken., elegant.... whereas woman is neutral.

    I think it's politer to use lady, unless she is a tramp )

Similar Threads

  1. Someone Please?
    By Need Help :'( in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2006, 14:50
  2. A Buddhist lady ?
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-May-2006, 15:22
  3. It`s a lady.
    By zoobinshid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Aug-2005, 18:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •