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At what age does master become mister?

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Traditionally, "Master" is used as a form of address for a boy until he is around 7 years old, although it is occasionally used through age 13. No other title is employed until he turns 18, and the label "Mister" is appropriate.

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At what age does master become mister?
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The etiquette rule is more straightforward for females. All girls under 18 are addressed as "Miss." After that, it has become customary to identify a woman as "Ms." unless she has a personal preference or has adopted "Mrs." For both males and females, these forms of address are often saved for formal correspondence and are not used on a daily basis.

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