Italics and Ellipses

Italics sets apart a word or phrase from surrounding words. It distinguishes a word or phrase. It’s used for book titles, foreign words, names of vehicles, used for emphasis, and for words of words.

And it’s used for words only, not for punctuation.

So, if you have a phrase or a name of something in italics, and it’s at the end of this sentence, the words you could italicize, but the period or exclamation point or a question mark at the end of the sentence does not get italicized.

So, let’s look at some examples to see how italics can distinguish a word in a sentence, and set it apart from the rest of the sentenceĀ so that you really focus on that one word.

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