English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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what these constructs mean?
1) mrs Smith
2) mrs Jane Smith
3) mrs John Smith (male name??? typo for 'mr'?)
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Mrs = Missis (a term of address for married women).
'Mrs John Smith' is possible: it is a formal, rather legalistic, way of referring to the wife of Mr John Smith.
'Mrs Jane Smith' would, of course, be the married lady's own name.