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Should I use a period after titles like 'Mrs', 'Dr', and 'Capt'?

Should I use a period after titles like 'Mrs', 'Dr', and 'Capt'?

In British English, the abbreviations Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms and Dr are not followed by a period. In these cases, the abbreviation ends with the same letter as the full word, e.g. Mister / Mr. Abbreviations where the final letter is not the same as the word it's abbreviating, e.g. Captain / Capt.; Professor / Prof. should be followed by a period.

Let's give a warm welcome to Mr Sherlock Holmes and Capt. John Watson.

In US English, all of the abbreviations should be followed by a period.

Let's give a warm welcome to Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Capt. John Watson.