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A '''title''' is a word used before a person's name to indicate [[rank]]. For instance somebody called Michael who is a [[Duke]] is called Duke Michael. For the most part the title and rank have the same name (as with Duke above), however the title for a male [[knight]]s is [[Sir]].
 
A '''title''' is a word used before a person's name to indicate [[rank]]. For instance somebody called Michael who is a [[Duke]] is called Duke Michael. For the most part the title and rank have the same name (as with Duke above), however the title for a male [[knight]]s is [[Sir]].
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==Usage==
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a title or position can appear without the person's name e.g the President, the [[Earl]], and may be asssociated with a particular role or area, eg. the US President, Financial Director, Earl of Cornwall. Contrast this with an [[honorific]] is something that is attached to the name but is not normally used elsewhere, e.g Mr, Sir, Mrs, Dr, Master.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 06:56, 9 November 2004

A title is a word used before a person's name to indicate rank. For instance somebody called Michael who is a Duke is called Duke Michael. For the most part the title and rank have the same name (as with Duke above), however the title for a male knights is Sir.

Usage

a title or position can appear without the person's name e.g the President, the Earl, and may be asssociated with a particular role or area, eg. the US President, Financial Director, Earl of Cornwall. Contrast this with an honorific is something that is attached to the name but is not normally used elsewhere, e.g Mr, Sir, Mrs, Dr, Master.

See Also