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"ms" in British English

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msnoun [C]

plural mss

Msnoun

uk   /məz/ /mɪz/ us   /məz/ /mɪz/
A2 a title used before the family name or full name of a woman, used to avoid saying if she is married or not: Ms Hill/Ms Paula Hill [as form of address] What can I do for you, Ms Wood?
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MSnoun [U]

uk   /ˌemˈes/ us   /ˌemˈes/
  • MS noun [U] (ILLNESS)

abbreviation for multiple sclerosis
  • MS noun [U] (EDUCATION)

US UK MSc abbreviation for Master of Science
  • MS noun [U] (ADDRESS)

written abbreviation for the US state of Mississippi: used in addresses
(Definition of ms from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Ms." in American English

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Ms.noun [U]

us   /mɪz/
a title for a woman, used before the family name or full name: Ms. McCracken/Ms. Elizabeth McCracken What can I do for you, Ms. Jackson?

M.S.noun [C]

abbreviation forMaster of Science: Marj has an M.S. in biology.
(Definition of Ms. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"MS" in Business English

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MSnoun [U]

uk   /ˌemˈes/ us   MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
abbreviation for management science
(Definition of MS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“ms” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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