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Act
15th February 2006, 12:40 AM
In a fic, should I write out abbreviations such as Dr. (doctor) and Mr. (mister)? If so, should I write out Miss and Missus as well? Don't know which is considered best.

Do help xD

Akilah Imani
15th February 2006, 1:16 AM
In proper grammar, you only need to write out abbreviations when you're using the last name, such as: Doctor Williams, Mister Jones, and Honarable Roberts. You only use abbreviations when using the full name, such as: Mr. Rob Johnson, Hon. David Jones Smith, and Dr. James Mason.

In formal writing it can be omitted to writing the whole thing out. So Mr., Ms., and Dr. are fine.

Psycho

Act
15th February 2006, 3:09 AM
So, if I'm just using the first name, where am I? Is it techinically "Doctor Paul said excitedly, "You lose!"" or "Dr. Paul said excitedly, "I win!""

Kiyohime
15th February 2006, 3:56 AM
The second one, since the same rules of Mr. and Mrs. applies to Dr. ^^