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OP Dear Sir or Madame,
Lately I took a spoken English test, in which the examinees are required to make a presentation.
The jury were two teachers, a gentleman and a lady.
When opening my speech, I want to address them in respect. What should I call them?
Will "Dear Madame, Dear Sir, Good Morning! I'm happy to ..." do?
And here, if I use "Madame", does the word imply a married or senior lady? And what's the difference among "Madam", "Madame","Ma'ma"?
Returning to the context, what's the best or safest way to address a group or a single person in face with respect, without the knowledge of their/his/her age or marriage status?
Thanks and Happy New Year!
Last edited by callithump; 01/04/09 06:48 AM.
Do inform me if you see any corrections needed in my written English.
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