Italics Hyphens and Brackets

Italics Hyphens and Brackets

  • Use italics (or an underline) for the titles of the following:
    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)

  • Use a hyphen

    • 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
    and editor-in-chief.

    • 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.)

  • Use brackets to enclose explanations, comments, or a correction within
    quoted or parenthetical material.

    The reporter told the audience, ‘‘The New York Mets’ first world
    championship [1969] was memorable for all New Yorkers.’’

    William Shakespeare (known as the Bard of Avon [1564–1616]) wrote
    many comedies, histories, and tragedies.

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  • Second Capitalization List
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