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Title: Punctuation: Underlining/Italics

Punctuation Underlining/Italics
  • Books Of Mice and Men
  • Plays Romeo and Juliet
  • Magazines Field and Stream
  • Films Gone with the Wind
  • Television
  • Shows Bones
  • Works of Art Mona Lisa

  • Long Musical
  • Compositions Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
  • Names of Ships,
  • Aircraft, Spaceships Apollo I, Mayflower

Underlining/italicsother uses
  • Words The word sucks is too informal for essays
    or technical documents.
  • Letters/numbers Your es look like cs. You
    forgot a 0 in your math question answer.

  • Figures In formal writing, use the word percent
    instead of the sign .
  • Foreign Words Noel is the French word for the
    English word Christmas.
  • Practice Ex 3, p. 295

Using Quotation Marks Dialogue
Using Quotation Marks-Titles of Shorter Works
  • Articles Sawyer Wallace Youngest
    Decorated Jet Fighter Pilot in America
  • Short Stories The Headless Horseman
  • Poems Strange Fellow in the Grass
  • Chapters Chapter Five Coming to America

Use quotation marks to enclose a direct
quotation--exact words
  • Wait here, said the officer, until the woman
    with the flag waves you on.

Now, what are we supposed to do? the young boy
asked. I guess I wasnt listening.
Begin first word of quote with a capital letter
  • Shane said, The earlier arrowheads were larger
    than the later ones.

When speaker interrupts a quoted sentence, the
second part of the quotation begins with small
  • The clay, said Kelly, comes from an area near
    the bottom of the cliffs.
  • Look at this, said Mr. Park. It is a piece of

Period or a comma should always be placed inside
the closing quotation marks.
  • John said, Thats a beautiful jacket.
  • My grandmother gave it to me, said Flora.

Question mark or exclamation point should be
placed inside the closing quotation marks when
the quotation itself is a question/exclamation.
  • Who has an extra pencil? I asked.
  • Why did you say Space aliens did it? John
    asked Mary.

Quotation marks to enclose titles of short works
poems, articles, songs, episodes of TV
programs, chapters, etc.
  • Did she sing Love Is the Thing at her concert?

Quoted passages of more than one paragraph?
  • Put quotation marks at the beginning of each
    paragraph, but only put quotation marks at the
    end of the LAST PARAGRAPH of the entire quote.
  • The news story reported, Late last night
    police discovered a broken window at he Cupboard
  • The case is still being investigated.
    Further reports will be published as they become

Quotation Marks Other Uses
  • Slang Words Jack continually uses the word OK
    in his formal essays.
  • Technical Terms The computer technician was
    involved in active reconnaissance to collect
    information about an intended target of a hack.

Single Quotation Marks
  • Use single quotation marks to enclose a quotation
    within a quotation
  • She said, John, dont forget the teacher said,
    Dont forget to double space your essays.
  • Use single quotation marks to enclose any words
    that are part of titles that use quotation marks
  • Are you singing God Bless America in the
    pageant tonight? asked Mary.

Lets check for understanding
  • Ex 4, p. 298 evens
  • Ex 5, p. 299
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