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    Esquire

    Hello,

    I would like to write my professor an email. My professor is female. If her name is Jane Jones, how would I address her in an email, if she is also an esquire?

    "Dear Professor Jones, esq.,

    ???"

    I have no idea, and I don't want to make a bad impression...

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Nicole

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    Re: Esquire

    How do you know she is an "esquire"? Has she referred to herself in this fashion?

    It seems that you have the right idea. Of course, any lawyer in the United States who gets touchy about not being referred to as "esquire" properly is a bit pretentious. Since she is your teacher you may have no other choice but to humor her.

    The Correct Use of "Esquire"

    Emily Post seems to think you should either address her as "Professor" as a title or as "esquire" after her name, but not both.

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