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    #1

    Mr.

    Dear teachers,

    Is it correct to use full name after Mr. or Ms?
    For example, which of the following is correct: Mr.+given + family name or Mr. + family name?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Re: Mr.

    When addressing an envelope or email: Mr Esau Stars or Mr E Stars.

    When speaking to the man: Mr Stars.

    (AE writers add a full stop [period] after 'Mr' and 'E'.)

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    #3

    Re: Mr.

    Thank you very much for your explanation. What which to use if somebody introduces Mr. Stars to somebody else?

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    Re: Mr.

    It depends on the level of formality of the occasion and on the relationships between all the people. He might be introduced as Mr Esau Stars, Mr Stars, Esau Stars or simply Esau.

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    #5

    Re: Mr.

    And when writing a direct quote, we often spell the word out.

    "Mister Stars," she said, "you have such an unusual last name!"
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: Mr.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    And when writing a direct quote, we often spell the word out.
    I don't agree. I think most people would write Mr(.) there.

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