Whats the difference between Miss and Ms.?

Philippines
March 12, 2007 8:17pm CST
Hello people! I've been so busy lately i have not visit mylot. It's really hard when you are moving to different places. Anyway I am curious since i am making invitation cards here...whats the difference between Miss and Ms.? When do you use Miss and Ms.?
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• United States
13 Mar 07
Miss is used for younger people (20 and younger) and Ms. is used for older people. The reason Ms. is used is because you don't want to make assumptions that a person is married. Use Ms. for people who you know are single, and those that you are not sure about. Hope tha helps.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
yes. The information help a lot. Thank you!
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Mar 07
well using miss means your single..however if we use ms. it means were not sure it the lady is married or not..
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
okay. Now i know. Thanks a lot for the information. Have a nice day!
• United States
13 Mar 07
Miss denotes an unmarried woman, whereas Ms. can be either a married or an unmarried woman. You use whichever designation the individual prefers -- Miss, Mrs. or Ms.. If unsure, use Ms.
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
acknowledge. Better use Ms. then just to be safe. Thanks!
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Ms is a blending of Miss and Mrs. and is often used if the marital status is unknown or irrelevant. It is a common practive nowadays to use Ms in invitations and it speaks of both status.
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I use Miss if I'm sure that the person I'm addressing to is not married. If I'm not sure of the status of the person I use Ms.