'Mr' , 'Mr.' , 'mr' or 'mr.' ? What's the correct?


I need that to fill in this sentence:

Lisa's father is ___ Johnson, chairman of A&F Inc.

asked Jun 01 '11 at 15:19 coraliecinq Contributor

As mentioned previously, "Mrs." or "Mrs" may be correct, but keep in mind that "Ms" does not contain a period, because "Ms" is not a contraction -- the full word is "Ms"

Janis PurinsMay 02 '16 at 21:53

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The honorific should always be capitalised. A period after the contraction of a title is usually used in the US, Canada and South Africa, while in Britain and most other Commonwealth countries a period is not used. Style guides may call for a specific form (period or no period) in particular types of academic writing. Otherwise, just pick a form and be consistent with it. :)

link comment answered Jun 02 '11 at 04:59 Collane Ramsey Expert

either of the capital "Mr" or "Mr." is correct, but lower case is not

link comment answered Jun 01 '11 at 22:31 Scott Martin Contributor

Mr , is the british version of writing,"Mr." ,is the american version of writing  ,both are correct ,but I personally prefer "Mr.".(mr doesn't work)

link comment edited Mar 19 '13 at 17:38 Zaid Tabaza New member


without any dot at the end!!!!!!!!!!

link comment answered Nov 13 '16 at 21:44 shabroz New member

British usage favours omitting the full stop in abbreviations which include the first and last letters of a single word, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr and St; American usage prefers (A) Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr. and St., with full stops. 

link comment answered Feb 23 at 00:07 MD Nafis Khairul New member

Lisa's father is Mr Johnson, chairman of A&F Inc.

link comment answered Jun 01 '11 at 16:43 chew cheng hai New member

it is Mr because you are adess someone 










link comment answered Mar 19 '13 at 22:43 mom New member

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