Italicizing and Underlining

There are certain words and titles that need to be italicized. When typing, these words would be in italics, but when writing it out by hand, these words just need to be underlined, because it is too difficult to write words in italics by hand.

So, here are the words and titles that need to be italicized or underlined.

The next lesson: Parentheses, included in Practice Tests.

The following transcript is provided for your convenience.

The titles of books, the titles of poems – long poems, the ones that could be a book by themselves – speeches – particularly famous speeches – the titles of movies, the titles of TV shows, plays, long musical pieces, and magazines. Space shuttles, planes, and ships, like the name of a space shuttle, the name of a plane, and the name of a ship all need to be in italics or underlined if written by hand.

Some words need to be in italics if you want to place particular emphasis on that word. Like, if someone was saying “Come here!”, they could underline that word, or put it in italics.

If a word is expressed as a word in a sentence, then it needs to be put in italics. Like, if you spell “basically” wrong, the writer is now using the word “basically” to express anything in the sentence. They are actually talking about the word “basically“. So, that’s why it’s underlined.

Also, there are many foreign words that are part of the English language almost, because they’re used so frequently, but any foreign words or phrases that are not very familiar in the English language need to be underlined or placed in italics. Like, in this case, “edificio” needs to be underlined.

So, those are the important things to remember when it comes to putting words in italics.

The next lesson: Parentheses, included in Practice Tests.