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    Mr, Mrs, Ms abbreviations

    Just a few simple questions:

    Mr means Mister?

    What do Mrs and Ms stand for?

    Do you have to use initial capital letters for these abbreviations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_alexandru View Post
    Just a few simple questions:

    Mr means Mister?

    What do Mrs and Ms stand for?

    Do you have to use initial capital letters for these abbreviations?
    Mrs means Missus, and Ms means Miss.

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    Re: Mr, Mrs, Ms abbreviations

    Mr means Mister?
    Yes,it does
    What do Mrs and Ms stand for?
    Mrs
    is a title used before the family name or full name of a married , widowed woman who has no other title
    Mrs Wood/Mrs Jean Wood
    Ms = Miss
    a title used before the family name or the full name of a woman, whether she is married or not:
    Ms Hill/Ms Paula Hill
    Do you have to use initial capital letters for these abbreviations?
    Yes,you do

    hope this helps


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    Re: Mr, Mrs, Ms abbreviations

    First of all, I would like to thank you both for the quick and very useful responses.

    Secondly, I would like answers for further questions.

    At dictionary.com "Mrs" is labeled as an "informal" word. Why (the hell) is that? mrs - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    Or maybe I am mistaking. Please clarify the situation for me.

    Continuing, does the word "variant" mean a choice? Like in the sentence: " Please select the correct answer from the following variants"

    And, can "scope" mean aim, purpose, etc. Something like: "My scope in life is asking boring questions and making unnecessarily long posts in English learning forums."


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    Re: Mr, Mrs, Ms abbreviations

    Mr = Mister/Master
    Mrs = Mistress [honorific for a married woman]
    Miss = Mistress [but in this instance for an unmarried woman]

    Ms is a modern form used to indicate the person is female, but not indicating marital status, developed in order to provide those who do not wish this status to be a matter of consideration. It is usually pronounced Mz.

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