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I always use Ms. I don't differentiate the treatment of men depending on if they are married or not, so I do the same with women. In Spain, to call the equivalent to Mrs to a woman is something quite old-fashioned -usually it comes from seniors- and considered offensive. But could be acceptable for a teenager.
Traditionally (in American English, at least), "Mrs." implies married, and "Miss" implies unmarried. "Ms." (pronounced more like "Mizz") avoids that distinction. It is an appropriate professional address for a female regardless of marital status. Marital status is irrelevant.
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Unfortunately, there's no gender-neutral address, which is a problem when one can't tell from the name whether someone is a "Mr." or a "Ms." -- e.g., native English speakers trying to decode Chinese or Indian names. In those cases, I usually just avoid the "Mr." or "Ms." pronoun and simply use the person's full name. "Dear <insert full name here>, ..."
You could try writing to Dear Abby or Mrs. Manners in the local newspaper. If you do not get local delivery, try going to the New York Times web site and they may have one of these two columnists who give advice.
It's my Mum's 68th birthday. 27 years 1 month exactly since Melanoma killed her.
Had a feed, setting up for pool and a live rock band should start in tge next 15 minutes.
Drinking is a given, will see how long I last.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
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