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On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 5:34 AM, Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
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>> DOES your majesty want another glass of wine?
>>
>>
> Shouldn't that rather be:
> Does HIS/HER majesty want another glass of wine?
>
> I always thought "your majesty" could only be used as a term of address,
> i.e. a vocative.

No, that's not true in the English style. Or if it is, I've only been
exposed to writers who got it wrong.   "Would your majesty care for
another glass of wine?" would be perfectly acceptable when addressing
the Queen of England..


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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>