Miss or Ms.?

May 21, 2010 8:00am CST
Hi Mylottors, Still about the cross-cultural problem i face these days. Whatever, I have much to learn. Ms, has come to be widely used in both professional and social contexts. Many wemen prefer it to Miss or Mrs. because they feel that information about their material status properly belongs to the realm of private life and is often inappropriate to many of the contexts in which such titles are used. Many people still find Ms. convenient, since the information about an addressee's material status is not always available. But there are also many wemen who continue to prefer Miss or Mrs., and practices vary widely according to the region and social setting. The use of Ms. is equivalent to that of Mr.
2 responses
@kharlav (1673)
• Philippines
21 May 10
Whenever I compose a letter, I usually use Ms. instead of Miss and sometimes even use Ms. even if the person is married. I dont know why it is usually used here in my place. I just followed the norm so that I wont seem ignorant. I dont really know if it's right or professional.
@syankee525 (6296)
• United States
21 May 10
ms is use if someone not sure if you are maried or not