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Vlad frm Moscow Posted at 12h05 on Dec 29 14
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Member registered on 12/29/2014
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Localisation : Russia
I am trying to translate from Russian in Englich one phrase. I hope the sense of the phrase will be clear even though I am using apparently wrong words.

At first the phrase sounded the following way


If you are going to contact someone you should use either his or her exact name or the common form of treatment. Otherwise the result can be not what you are expecting including entire ignoring of you or even more unpleasant consequences


However in reverse translation back to Russian "the common form of treatment" means something as medical assistance.

So I changed the phrase the following way


If you are going to contact someone you should use either his or her exact name or the common form of address. Otherwise the result can be not what you are expecting including entire ignoring of you or even more unpleasant consequences

However I am not sure whether address in this context is a right word. So I tried to translate the phrase in English using site Bing

If you want to speak to someone, then you should either use his or her real name or a commonly accepted form of treatment. Otherwise the result can be not what you are expecting including entire ignoring of you or even more unpleasant consequences

But now I do not understand why there is article "a" instead of "the" because there can be only one common accepted form of communication among people.

So the question is how correctly to write this phrase in Englich?

The second question is relative to words ignoring and disregard. What word is more appropriate according to the context of the phrase?


YASMINA Posted at 09h07 on Dec 31 14
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Member registered on 01/21/2014
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Localisation : Morocco
Hi,

If you are going to contact someone you should use either his or her exact name or the common form of address. Otherwise the result can be not what you are expecting including entire ignoring of you or even more unpleasant consequences


This is, to my mind, a more acceptable translation.

Treatment can't be used here because it means something very different from what you want to convey.

As to the articles "the" or "a", in case there are different kinds of addressing people, the article "a" should be used; otherwise, "the" should be used. This is of course a culture specific thing. For common ways to address people in English, here is a webpage that may be of interest to you:
https://www.englishclub.com/speaking/titles.htm

Vlad frm Moscow Posted at 12h13 on Jan 04 15
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Member registered on 12/29/2014
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Localisation : Russia
Thanks. One more question. What is the better to use in the context of the phrase: exact name or real name?

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