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    Cool Mister Doctor

    hello,


    How should I address to an important person:

    Is it correct to say:

    How are you, Mister Doctor?

    or should I say:

    How are you, Doctor?

    or

    How are you, Mister?

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    Re: Mister Doctor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hello,


    How should I address to an important person:

    Is it correct to say:

    How are you, Mister Doctor?

    or should I say:

    How are you, Doctor?

    or

    How are you, Mister?
    If the person is a doctor, address them as such. Do not say "Mister Doctor".

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    Re: Mister Doctor

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If the person is a doctor, address them as such. Do not say "Mister Doctor".
    How are you, Doctor? (is that correct?)

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    Re: Mister Doctor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    How are you, Doctor? (is that correct?)
    Yes, or Doctor (Name).

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    Re: Mister Doctor

    In writing, there's no need to use capitals unless you're giving them their full name. They're not all that 'important', though some of them have an inflated view of their importance (no offence, Raymott).

    'How are you, doctor?'

    'Good morning, Doctor Procter.'

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    Smile Re: Mister Doctor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In writing, there's no need to use capitals unless you're giving them their full name. They're not all that 'important', though some of them have an inflated view of their importance (no offence, Raymott).

    'How are you, doctor?'

    'Good morning, Doctor Procter.'
    None taken. I'm sure many teachers suffer from the same.
    However, the point I wanted to make is that "How are you, Mister?" is usually just wrong.
    I also think the capital is correct in both Doctor and Mister, since they're used as titles.
    Also capitalised are other titles like Captain, Constable, Officer, Sergeant, maybe even Teacher etc. when you say "How are you, Officer?" On the other hand, some words are not titles - "How are you, boy?", "How are you, my good fellow?"
    You say (write) to a doctor, "How are you, Doctor?" It has nothing to do with importance, but whether it is a substitute name or not.

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