How To Use Italics, When To Use Italics

How To Use Italics

- Use italics for the titles of books, articles, newspapers, book-length stories, or book-length poems. The titles of shorter stories or poems are not generally italicized. Use quotation marks instead.

- Use italics for the names of movies, plays, television series, operas or other musical compositions.

- Use italics to emphasize words or short phrases. Try not to overuse them.

- Use italics foreign words that are likely to be unfamiliar to users.

- Use italics to introduce new terms.

- Use italics for the names of ships, planes, automobiles and trains.

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