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    right usage of "Mr.+surname"

    I heard that after "Mr." and "Mrs. " only surname should be used. For example if someone's name is "Sachin Tendulkar". One shall call "Mr. Tendulkar" but it is wrong to call "Mr.Sachin".
    Is this right.
    Ravi Kishore manda


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    Re: right usage of "Mr.+surname"

    I heard that after "Mr." and "Mrs. " only surname should be used. For example if someone's name is "Sachin Tendulkar". One shall call "Mr. Tendulkar" but it is wrong to call "Mr.Sachin".
    Is this right.
    Ravi Kishore manda[/quote]

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    Re: right usage of "Mr.+surname"

    Quote Originally Posted by ravikmanda View Post
    I heard that after "Mr." and "Mrs. " only surname should be used. For example if someone's name is "Sachin Tendulkar". One shall call "Mr. Tendulkar" but it is wrong to call "Mr.Sachin".
    Is this right.
    Ravi Kishore manda
    [/quote]

    Yes, Mr. Tendulkar is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravikmanda View Post
    I heard that after "Mr." and "Mrs. " only surname should be used. For example if someone's name is "Sachin Tendulkar". One shall call "Mr. Tendulkar" but it is wrong to call "Mr.Sachin".
    Is this right.
    Ravi Kishore manda
    [/quote]

    Hi! I am not a teacher.

    Generally, people should call him Mr. Sachin Tendulkar or Mr. Tendulkar, that is Mr. is followed by full name or last name.

    But throughout much of the American South, it is traditional to address a friend's parent with an honorific and their first name (Mr. John, Mrs. Sally).

    Please refer to related discussion of another thread as below URL link, especially Post 7, if you are interested in.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...-directly.html

    Hope this helps.

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