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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.
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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Fatma
 
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Reply Fri 14 Apr, 2017 07:37 pm
I am so confuse, why in some country they use dra. as abbrevation for a woman's doctor.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 14 Apr, 2017 07:49 pm
@Fatma,
Different languages have different rules.

In English both males and females in the profession are called "doctor". This is Abbreviated "Dr.". In Spanish males are called "doctor" which is abbreviated Dr. and females are called "doctora" which is abbreviated Dra.

There is nothing to get confused about. Rules are just rules.
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camlok
 
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Reply Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:39 pm
@Philip Hudson,
Quote:
The English language is the greatest artifact that God has inspired man to create.


Which proves there is no god, Philip. Because every language is the same in terms of complexity and beauty.

A loving god would not have encouraged folks to advance such a narrow-minded notion. He would have smited you upside the head real good.
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centrox
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 02:39 am
@Philip Hudson,
Philip Hudson wrote:
The English language is the greatest artifact that God has inspired man to create.


I disagree. I think the Romance languages are more elegant and beautiful than English, especially French, which is capable of great precision.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 07:33 am
@centrox,
Than why did God write the Bible in English?
centrox
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 08:09 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
Than why did God write the Bible in English?

That was King James, wasn't it?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 04:02 pm
@centrox,
Always topical.

Quote:
The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence.

Builders renovating the Garden Museum, housed at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, found a hidden crypt containing 30 lead coffins.

Site manager Karl Patten said: "We discovered numerous coffins - and one of them had a gold crown on top of it".

The remains date back to the 1660s.
Two of the coffins had nameplates - one for Richard Bancroft (in office from 1604 to 1610) and one for John Moore (1783 to 1805) whose wife, Catherine Moore, also had a coffin plate.

Bancroft was the chief overseer of the publication of a new English translation of the Bible - the King James Bible - which began in 1604 and was published in 1611.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39613462
camlok
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 04:19 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
Always topical.


Drs. = female doctor?
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fleapit
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jul, 2017 05:19 am
@JTT,
An abbreviation ends with a dot. A contraction does not. Thus dr. and drs are the correct forms. Interestingly, st means saint and st. is street.
centrox
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jul, 2017 05:26 am
@fleapit,
fleapit wrote:

An abbreviation ends with a dot. A contraction does not. Thus dr. and drs are the correct forms. Interestingly, st means saint and st. is street.

Dots are optional. St can mean saint or street.
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