Correct usage of Mr/Mrs/Dr/Prof

Question#1:

Assume that a person’s full name is Tom Fernald.Tom is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Mr.Tom Fernald
(2) Mr.Tom
(3) Mr.Fernald
(4) Mr.Fernald Tom

Question#2:

Assume that a person’s full name is Nancy Fernald, who is unmarried.Nancy is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Miss.Nancy Fernald
(2) Miss.Nancy
(3) Miss.Fernald
(4) Miss.Fernald Nancy

Question#3:

Assume that a person’s full name is Nancy Fernald, who is married.Nancy is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Mrs.Nancy Fernald
(2) Mrs.Nancy
(3) Mrs.Fernald
(4) Mrs.Fernald Nancy

Question#4:

Assume that a person’s full name is Nancy Fernald, whose marital status is unknown.Nancy is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Ms.Nancy Fernald
(2) Ms.Nancy
(3) Ms.Fernald
(4) Ms.Fernald Nancy

Question#5:

Assume that a person’s full name is Tom Fernald, who has a doctoral/doctorate degree.Tom is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Dr.Tom Fernald
(2) Dr.Tom
(3) Dr.Fernald
(4) Dr.Fernald Tom

Question#6:

Assume that a person’s full name is Tom Fernald, who is an assistant professor.Tom is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Prof.Tom Fernald
(2) Prof.Tom
(3) Prof.Fernald
(4) Prof.Fernald Tom
(5) None of the above

Question#7:

Assume that a person’s full name is Tom Fernald, who is a professor.Tom is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Prof.Tom Fernald
(2) Prof.Tom
(3) Prof.Fernald
(4) Prof.Fernald Tom

Question#8:

Assume that a person’s full name is Nancy Fernald, who is a professor , and whose marital status is unknown.Nancy is the name that the person is usually known by.Fernald is the family name.

Which of the following is correct and why?

(1) Prof.Ms.Tom Fernald
(2) Prof.Ms.Tom
(3) Prof.Ms.Fernald
(4) Prof.Ms.Fernald Tom

I think you need to give your answers and explanations first, and then you will be more likely to get some assistance.

Good idea. Let us know what you think is correct and why, Logatharshini.