Ms or Mss?

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What is the proper way to address to a female, if you do not know if she is married or not?
 

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In the US, "Ms." is preferred if you are using the woman's own name ("Ms. Mary Smith"). Many women prefer it to Miss or Mrs. whether they are married or not; and if a woman has kept her maiden name after marriage, "Ms." is the only choice.

"Miss" is still used for little girls.

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Use Ms in the UK too. ;-)
 
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