Proper Addressing

Proper addressing is the first step to ensure that the mail or parcel gets to the intended address. The label must contain the name of the recipient, street address, town, state/province, and country with the proper zip code.

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Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

How can you write your address on a postcard?

The more common approach is to use a pen, however, pencils are also acceptable. A more unorhodox method is to use a crayon, which is frowned upon. For the actual writing of the address, you should write the street name, followed by the town name, followed by your county/state. If you are in a foreign contry, you will also need to put the country on. However, why anyone would want to send a post card to themselves is beyond me.

Proper Addressing

Can Jr change to II when Sr dies?

Using Jr. and Sr. is a separate system from describing people as the First, the Second, the Third, etc.

If Joe Sr. dies, Joe Jr. can become Joe Sr. This would only be useful if Joe Jr. has a son named Joe so that there are three or more generations with the identical name. Sammy Davis, Jr., for example, eventually performed only as Sammy Davis, not as Sammy Davis, Sr. or as Sammy David II, because he had no son named Sammy from whom he needed to be differentiated.

If Joe I has a son named Joe II and a grandson named Joe III, the numbers do not change when Joe I dies. Joe II will always be II. But he can go from being Joe Jr to being Joe Sr if he wants.

However, usually people use one system or the other, but not both.

Religion & Spirituality
Manners and Etiquette
Proper Addressing

How do you address husband and wife co-pastors?

  • The address should read: Reverends (or Pastors) John and Jane Doe.
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Manners and Etiquette
Proper Addressing

How do you address an envelope to 2 doctors?

To address an envelope to two or more doctors, you'd write:

Doctors [Smith] and [Jones] or

Doctors [Smith, Jones] and [Brown],

and so on.

You could also abbreviate 'Doctors' and write:

Drs. [Smith and Jones],

Beginning a letter to two or more doctors, you'd start with:

Dear Doctor [Smith] and Doctor [Jones], and so on.

It's really a matter of personal preference, theirs and yours. If you want to be sure of getting it right the best thing to do is ring their office and ask a staff member how they prefer to be addressed on envelopes and in letters. Some people don't care how they're addressed, but some do, and some set great store by it, so it's always good manners to be correct.

History, Politics & Society
Old Testament
Proper Addressing
King David

Where was Bathsheba born?

Bath Sheba means daughter of Sheba so she was born in either Ethiopia or Yemen depending on which scholar you read.

Manners and Etiquette
Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

What to write on outside envelope of baby shower card?

Ladies only shower:

Write the name of the mother-to-be.

Couples shower:

Write the names of both the mother-to-be and the father-to-be.

Alternatives for either type of baby shower:

Write "for baby" or write the baby's name (if you know it, and know how the parents-to-be plan to spell it.)

Literature and Language
Proper Addressing

What is the masculine of madam?

In English there are no masculine or feminine forms. English uses gender specific nouns for male or female.

Madam (abbreviated Mdm.) is a title used only in formal situations to address a female (Madam Ambassador, Madam Chairperson, etc.)

Sir is an appropriate counterpart to address a male in formal situations.

Mister (abbreviated Mr.) is the title for a male in less formal situations.

Mistress (abbreviated Mrs.) is the title for a married female.

Miss is the title for an unmarried female.

Ms. is the title for a female without marital information. The noun 'Ms.' is not an abbreviation, it is a word created to eliminate marital status from the title of a female.

Manners and Etiquette
Proper Addressing

How do you address former ambassador and his wife?

You may address a former ambassador in person with his honorific as long as you make sure no one is misled. His wife has never held a title in her own right, and remains simply Mrs.In writing, Mr only, or whatever his customary title is.In introductions, " May I introduce you to His excellency Mr. John Bolton, our[ or specify which country] former Ambassador to [name country] and his wife, Mrs{ First name if known} Bolton.

Proper Addressing
Spanish to English

What is a woman getting married called?


In Spanish, she is called la novia. La novia can also mean the girlfriend, and the fiancée.After the wedding, she is la esposa - the wife.

Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing
Business Writing

Should you address a letter Mr or Superintendent?

When you know the name of the superintendent, you address him (or her) as "Mr. (Ms.) J. M. Franklin, Superintendent".

If you do not know the name of the superintendent, simply use the title "Superintendent".

Proper Addressing

What should you write in personal achievements?

You should write about your positive character traits and how they help you. You should tell several examples about how this has already worked in your life

Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

How do you address a letter to a consulate general?

For the salutation you would write:

Dear Mr. (or Mrs. or Ms.) Smith

On the envelope you would address it as:

The Honorable John (or Jane) Smith

American Consul General


English Spelling and Pronunciation
Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

How do you spell mam as in yes mam?

ma'am (it is madam with an apostrophe to indicate the omitted sound).

also maam, 1660s, colloquial shortening of madam (q.v.). Formerly the ordinary respectful form of address to a married woman; later restricted to the queen, royal princesses, or by servants to their mistresses.

Student Loans and Financial Aid
Graduate Degrees
Names and Name Meanings
Proper Addressing

What does the letter BA mean after someones name?

Bachelor of arts

Proper Addressing

What is the postalcode of Nawabshah?


Proper Addressing
Extended Family

What do you call your granddad's brother's daughter's son?

Your grandfather's brother is your great uncle.

Your great uncle's daughter is your parent's first cousin.

The son of your parent's first cousin is your second cousin.

In conversation, however, you address such people by their personal names, not by their relationship to you.

Proper Addressing

Who was Mrs Minivers' Husband?

"CLEM" Played by Walter Pidgeon.

Proper Addressing
Marketing Advertising and Sales

What is the address of Reebok's return center?

Reebok returns

footwear distribution center (dc2) 495 cedar crest rd

Spartanburg Sc 29301

Proper Addressing

What do you call your uncle's uncle?

Assuming we are talking direct line, your uncle is a sibling to one of your parents. His uncle is also an uncle to one of your parents and therefore your grand uncle.

Honorary and Courtesy Titles
Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

Mr is correct or Mr. is correct?

In the United States, we use a period. In the UK, one does not. I have no idea why this is so.

An explanation:

In British English, a full stop replaces one or more letters that have been omitted from a word. 'Mr' represents the first and last letters of the word 'Mister'. No letters have been omitted after the 'r', so there is no full stop. Similarly there is no full stop after 'Dr' (Doctor) or 'Mrs' (Mistress, popularly altered to Missus). No abbreviation that includes the last letter of the original word should be followed by a full stop. To British eyes, that shows ignorance.

Examples of the correct (to British English speakers) use of a final full stop include 'e.g.' (short for 'exempli gratia') and 'i.e.' (short for 'id est'). However, there is a growing tendency to leave out final full stops in abbreviations generally.

Religion & Spirituality
Proper Addressing

How do you properly address a chaplain?

The chaplain in the US military is considered a dual role person. When the chaplain is in uniform but not in a church or performing a religious duty it is customary to address them as an officer (ie using his rank as a title/name). When the chaplain is performing a religious duty or in the church it is customary to refer to them by their religious title: father (catholic); Rabbi (Jewish); Minister or pastor (Protestant). When the chaplain is out of uniform and not performing religious duties it is customary to refer to him by name (or religious title).

Political Office Holders
Proper Addressing

How do you address a mayor in correspondence?

The Mayor of a city would be addressed as Honorable (full name), Mayor of (name of town). Any elected official is addressed as Honorable, and they may retain the title for life.

The saluatation line would read Dear Mayor (surname).

Pool Care and Cleaning
Proper Addressing
Public Speaking

What is the proper way to vacuum a pool?


Attach a pole to the vacuum with wheels. Place the hose into the hole on the bottom of the vacuum. Lower the hose and pole, with the vacuum body with wheels into the water. Lower the hose fully into the water, so that it fills up with water - no air. Cover The end of the hose with your hand. Lift the end of the hose up and into the strainer area. With the skimmer baskets removed, place the hose into the water there, and place it into the black hole, or jet system, inside the skimmer area. That starts the vacuum. Move the vacuum head, pole, and hose around, while picking up all dirt and debris. If there is a lot of dirt and debris, clean out the lint strainer, and backwash. You must backwash, otherwise you will be sending out dirty water to clean with. After the backwash, continue until complete. After you are complete, backwash one more time, after cleaning out the lint strainer.

Never backwash before removing the vacuum hose and plate, and cleaning skimmer basket and pump basket. Any flow restrictions reduce backwash effectiveness.


If you have an above ground pool, you must place the cover over the skimmer that has a protruding end (it should have come with your pool). The vacuum hose fits right over the end of the cover.

Divorce and Marriage Law
Proper Addressing

What percent of married couples get divorces?


Names and Name Meanings
Proper Addressing

What do you call a person that shares the same name?



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