This slang term refers to the involuntary nodding of people in vehicles. The entry for “Madam” in Merriam-Websters gives the common plural as “Madams“. It should be noted, however, that when the title “Madam” is “used without a name as a form of respectful or courteous address to a woman”, the plural is “Mesdames”.
There is no plural for Ma’am. When addressed directly, it is always in the singular. Ma’am is short for madam – if we delete the letter d in madam, we replace it with an apostrophe. Madame is actually a title for a married French woman.
The plural form of sir is sirs, as in Please gentlemen. Ma’am is short for madam. When used as a polite form of address, the plural of Madam is Mesdames. (No madams, which should only be used to address a group of women running brothels).
Sirs is the technically correct plural form of “sir”.The plural form of sir is sirs, as in “Please, gentlemen.”. You can use this to address a male audience, but in general usage the correct form of address is “gentleman”. The word “sir” is often used to address one person, two people, or three people.
The plural form of madam is not madams unless you are addressing brothel managers.
A 2016 study by a London law firm found that 81 law firms and banks only used “Dear Sir or Madam” for letters and notices. However, in very formal correspondence only the singular “Sir or Madam” is used. In addition, some also argue that “sir” alone in this situation is gender neutral and can be used for both males and females.
To me, “Dear Sir or Madam” sounds like a speech to two brothel operators. It is likely that you know the names of the ladies in question, so it is best to write Dear Mrs Smith, dear Mrs Müller. This is recommended in all cases; Each time write “Dear Mr. Patel”, “Dear Dr. McIntosh” etc. instead of “Dear Sir”.
Is it “good morning ma” or “good morning ma’am”? In standard English, you don’t greet a lady/woman with “Good morning, Ma” or say “Thank you, Ma”. “Thank you, Ma’am.” Or you can say it in full as “Good morning ma’am.”
The point was to clarify that “sirs” and “madams” are completely wrong. Just saying “hello” and looking at the panel and smiling would actually work well.
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Definition of woman
1a Plural mesdames\ mā-ˈdäm. , -ˈdam \ : dame – used without a name as a form of respectful or polite address to a woman This way, madam. b Madam – used as a conventional salutation in the salutation of a letter.
If there are two recipients, you must write their names, for example “Dear Srijan Sir/Shivam Sir“. If there are more than 2, I would rather write “Dear Sir or Madam” or “Dear Colleagues” or “Dear Sir or Madam” or “Dear Friends” or “Dear Customers” if the email is sent to more than 2 sent depends on recipients.
See, Mesdames, I’m quick,’ he said as he gracefully placed the eggs on the table.
This phrase is contained on a page of an operations manual that recent graduate students and otherwise successful applicants must read and memorize. So much so that they actually say “Good morning ma’am/sir” even when they can see that you’re obviously a woman or obviously a man.