Punctuating Titles The 2 Ways to Punctuate Titles



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Punctuating Titles

The 2 Ways to Punctuate Titles:

  • The 2 Ways to Punctuate Titles:
  • ITALICIZE or Underline
  • Use “QUOTATION MARKS”

Use Italics or Underline for . . .

  • Use Italics or Underline for . . .
  • Novels
  • Plays
  • Book length poems
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Movies/TV shows
  • Works of art/Names of ships
  • Long Musical Compositions
  • Album titles

Here are some examples:

  • Here are some examples:
  • Macbeth
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Seinfeld
  • The Boston Globe
  • Sports Illustrated
  • The Mona Lisa
  • The Iliad/The Odyssey
  • The Titanic

Use “Quotation Marks” for . . .

  • Use “Quotation Marks” for . . .
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Articles
  • Songs
  • Chapters
  • Titles of Websites
  • When referring to Essay titles

Here are some examples:

  • Here are some examples:
  • “The Road Not Taken”
  • “Biography of a Dress”
  • “You Give Love a Bad Name”

Helpful Tips:

Helpful Tips (continued):

  • Helpful Tips (continued):
  • Punctuation, like periods & commas, goes inside quotation marks
  • Larger works, like CDs & books, are italicized, and smaller works, like songs & chapters, are put in quotes
  • Articles (a, an, the) are not always capitalized
  • Remember---underline titles only when you are handwriting something

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