Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

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

Post by ems1schafer »

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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Advice needed: should the title of a movie be in italics or quotation marks?
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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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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
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Post by Gaby+LysMom2KB »

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 »

The rules are crystal clear to me and thank you very much for this information.
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The rules are crystal clear and helpful. Thank you very much for the information.
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: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 »

The article was very clear to me. Thank you.
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The rules for underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles are clear and accepted.

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Post by Amyrich »

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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Post by Nickolas Farmakis »

Yes, I agree with these rules and they are very clear. I use them whenever I am writing reviews and have to write the title of a book.
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Post by Arina Siaban »

Crystal clear and thank you, everyone, for clearing up some of the fog. I'm left with one question though, are subtitles (eg: The Edge Chronicles - Twig's Journey, being that Twig's Journey is the subtitle) meant to be italicized as well?
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Post by CrystalPennymon »

Unfortunately I am new to the forum and could not figure out how to use the italics on my phone for the first post. My title is neither italicized or placed in exclamations. However, I will work on using the posting options and thanks for the instructions
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Post by Dayodiola »

The rules can't and couldn't be clearer than this.
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