Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. / Miss

These titles indicate a person’s gender and marital status:

  • Mr. (pronounced “mister”) = a man. Can be married or unmarried.
  • Mrs. (pronounced “missus”) = a married woman
  • Miss (pronounced “miss”) = an unmarried woman
  • Ms. (pronounced “mizz”) = a woman who we are not sure if she is married or not.

    These titles are typically used with the last name:

  • Bob Jones = Mr. Jones
  • Susan Smith (married) = Mrs. Smith
  • Kate Winds or (not married) = Miss Windsor
  • Linda McDonnell (marital status unknown) = Ms. McDonnell