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    titles in English Language

    Hi there,

    I'd like to know whether someone could help me with writing titles such as Mr/Ms - my concern is, whether a fullstop (.) shall follow the title like - Mr. or Ms. - or whether that is not necessary and whether it is sufficient to write Mr or Ms. I saw both versions even in official business letters and would be curious which of those is correct. Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: titles in English Language

    In British English, the traditional rule is only to put the full-stop where the abbreviation does not end with the last letter of the word, so we would write:
    Prof. Edwards
    Mr Edwards
    In American English, they generally use a full-stop anyway, so you will see both forms used. Id say use 'Mr' if you're writing to a Brit and 'Mr.' if you're writing to the US.

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    Re: titles in English Language

    that sounds pretty reasonable, thank you very much for help.

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