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    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

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    #2

    Re: lady or woman

    I'd use 'woman'.


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    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 )

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