Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

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Re: Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

Post by ems1schafer » 22 Apr 2019, 15:02

Those rules are correct. Also, you could think of it as using quotation marks for shorter works and italics for longer ones, although that is a little more subjective.
Example: poems, short stories, journal entries, songs, chapters, pamphlets of information, etc. - quotation marks
novels, newspapers, textbooks, magazines, albums, etc. - italics

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Post by Lunastella » 24 Apr 2019, 11:27

Advice needed: should the title of a movie be in italics or quotation marks?

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Post by CatInTheHat » 24 Apr 2019, 15:57

Lunastella wrote:
24 Apr 2019, 11:27
Advice needed: should the title of a movie be in italics or quotation marks?
Italics
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Post by Lunastella » 24 Apr 2019, 19:04

CatInTheHat wrote:
24 Apr 2019, 15:57
Lunastella wrote:
24 Apr 2019, 11:27
Advice needed: should the title of a movie be in italics or quotation marks?
Italics
Thanks! :D

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Post by Gaby+LysMom2KB » 14 May 2019, 16:56

Thanks for this great info, Scott! It gave me chuckles reading all the replies. It makes great sense to use the italics. I'm sure it is marked clearly on your Review Form, like it is here.
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Post by Thabsile_Ngwenya » 05 Jun 2019, 08:21

The rules are crystal clear to me and thank you very much for this information.

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Post by RichardAbara » 28 Jul 2019, 19:14

The rules are crystal clear and helpful. Thank you very much for the information.

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Post by Sinclairess » 01 Aug 2019, 12:10

:D So helpful! I'm so glad this site has support for us to improve our writing. Thank you.
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Post by debraguyette » 09 Aug 2019, 23:59

The article was very clear to me. Thank you.

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Post by S+fercho » 12 Aug 2019, 22:44

The rules for underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles are clear and accepted.

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Post by Amyrich » 26 Aug 2019, 03:37

With so many new writing and style guides and the yearly revisions of standards, these rules do tend to get quite confusing. Keeping a track of them is a huge problem for me as well. That's why I use this writing help tool. It has been of immense help!

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