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Drs. = female doctor?

 
 
ukstudent2014
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2014 11:19 am
@MontereyJack,
Actually, it depends on whether the title is a contraction of the full word or an abbreviation.

For example,
Doctor becomes D----r, and needs no period.
Professor becomes Prof. (not Prof----r) and therefore does need a period.

So, technically, it would be 'Dear Mr Jones,' not 'Dear Mr. Jones' in a letter.

It doesn't really matter too much nowadays, like when people use 'less' rather than 'fewer' in lots of circumstances! Even companies advertise saying things like 'now with less calories!' when it really should be 'fewer calories'!
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 07:36 am
@oristarA,
When referring to multiple doctors, or whatever else, you pluralize the "Drs."

As in Surgeons General, Attorneys General, etc. not Surgeon Generals, or Attorney Generals.
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Philip Hudson
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2016 05:55 pm
@oristarA,
The English language is the greatest artifact that God has inspired man to create.
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Philip Hudson
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2016 05:56 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
The English language is the greatest artifact that God has allowed mankind to create.
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