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    #1

    the title Mrs.

    Hi,

    I would like to know in which circunstances the title Mrs. can be used before a woman´s name ? Is there any other use besides before the name of a married woman ?

    thanks

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    Re: the title Mrs.

    Mrs: you know that the woman is married.
    Ms: you don't know if she's married. Ms can either be used for married women or for singles.

    The fullstop (Mrs.) is not necessary. As far as I know it is more common in American English.
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    #3

    Re: the title Mrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know in which circunstances the title Mrs. can be used before a woman´s name ? Is there any other use besides before the name of a married woman ?

    thanks
    No.

    It used to be used as a courtesy title for working unmarried women, but not any longer.

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    Re: the title Mrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Mrs: you know that the woman is married.
    Ms: you don't know if she's married. Ms can either be used for married women or for singles.

    The fullstop (Mrs.) is not necessary. As far as I know it is more common in American English.
    thanks! I have another question concerning the matter. Is the title used nowadays by divorced women who kept their ex-husbands last name ?

    thanks


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    #5

    Re: the title Mrs.

    Yes. And those who are widowed - in fact, any woman who is or has been married.

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    #6

    Re: the title Mrs.

    thank you! :)

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