sir vs dame : Common Errors in English

About sir vs dame

The English titles “Sir” and “Dame” should never be used with a last name only. It’s “Sir Paul McCartney” or “Sir Paul,” but never “Sir McCartney.” Similarly, it’s “Dame Helen Mirren” or “Dame Helen,” but not “Dame Mirren.”

sir Meaning(s)

  • (n) term of address for a man
  • (n) a title used before the name of knight or baronet

dame Meaning(s)

  • (n) informal terms for a (young) woman
  • (n) a woman of refinement

sir in News

  1. University Honors BRAC Founder for Advancing Open Society as a Means to End Poverty

    Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, delivers commencement speech and receives Open Society Prize, joining the likes of Kofi Annan, Richard Holbrooke, Vaclav Havel, and Karl Popper. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10826515.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. SIR Royalty Income Fund Announces June Distribution

    SIR Royalty Income Fund Announces June Distribution
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Dining review: Sir and Star keep it local and a tad cheeky

    A restaurant named after Marin's curvy "Star Route" One and Sir Francis Drake, the Elizabethan explorer who circumnavigated the globe and whose name is sprinkled across seaward landmarks such as Drake's Bay, firmly anchors itself to rural Marin while casting a glance to the sea.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marin Independent Journal

dame in News

  1. Notre Dame honors deal, to play Arizona St. in '14

    Notre Dame honors deal, to play Arizona St. in '14
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  2. Notre Dame to travel to Tempe to play Arizona State in 2014

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Notre Dame's game at Arizona State in 2014 will take place after all.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Notre Dame, Arizona State set date for 2014

    Notre Dame intended to eject Arizona State from its 2014 schedule in order to manage better the first season of a five-games-per-year ACC deal.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Chicago Tribune

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