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    Mr (Philip) Lee

    If my best friend is Philip Lee, I can introduce him to my friend as "He is Mr Lee." ("Lee" is the surname.). However, can I say "He is Mr Philip Lee"?

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    Re: Mr (Philip) Lee

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    If my best friend is Philip Lee, I can introduce him to my friend as "He is Mr Lee." ("Lee" is the surname.). However, can I say "He is Mr Philip Lee"?
    The answer depends on the culture in which you are living. In Europe I would never use 'Mr' in this situation, and I would use the surname only if thought it were useful for some reason.

    I would simply say, 'This (not 'he') is Philip'.

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    Re: Mr (Philip) Lee

    Thanks, Fivejedjon.

    Let me ask the question in another way.

    We cannot say "He is Mr Philip." We can say "He is Mr Lee." However, can I say "He is Mr Philip Lee"?

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    Re: Mr (Philip) Lee

    Fivejedjon has given you the best answer.

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    Re: Mr (Philip) Lee

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Fivejedjon.

    Let me ask the question in another way.

    We cannot say "He is Mr Philip." We can say "He is Mr Lee." However, can I say "He is Mr Philip Lee"?
    I think the point is, saying "He is Mr. Phillip Lee" is correct, but very formal. In the U.S. one would say this when introducing a speaker to an audience:

    "Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce our speaker for the evening, Mr. Phillip Lee".

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    Re: Mr (Philip) Lee

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Fivejedjon.

    Let me ask the question in another way.

    We cannot say "He is Mr Philip." We can say "He is Mr Lee." However, can I say "He is Mr Philip Lee"?
    I wouldn't use it in a personal introduction. Luschen's example of introducing a person to an audience works, though.

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