Italics Hyphens and Brackets
books (Brain Games)
comic strips (Pogo)
full-length plays (The Crucible)
long poems (The Aeneid)
magazines (Sports Illustrated)
movies (The Sound of Music)
newspapers (New York Times)
ships and planes (U.S.S. Constitution, The Spirit of St. Louis)
television and radio programs (Law and Order, All Things Considered)
works of art (Piet`a)
to syllabicate words at the end of a line of typing or writing. Divide
words of two or more syllables ONLY between syllables. Do not
divide single-syllable words.
to separate portions of certain compound nouns, such as father-in-law
between two words that comprise a single adjective (only when these
words precede the noun that they are describing). Examples include
moth-infected clothing and rosy-cheeked elf.
Note: If a word that comprises a single adjective ends with -ly, a
hyphen is not necessary. (The rudely behaved spectator was spoken to
by the usher.)
quoted or parenthetical material.
The reporter told the audience, The New York Mets first world
championship  was memorable for all New Yorkers.
William Shakespeare (known as the Bard of Avon ) wrote
many comedies, histories, and tragedies.
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.