how do I state a book's title in a sentence


In reading The communication in modern world I found three main points

See example:

Everyone notices the difference of how people act if you see them outside of the environment you traditionally see them in.
asked Jun 10 '12 at 01:28 Kimberly mansheim New member

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Book titles should be in italics. For example:


I just finished reading War and Peace, as well as The Jungle Book and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.


Notice how all words must be capitalised, except articles (a, an, the), conjunctions (and, or, but, nor ...), and prepositions (of, in, by, with ...).



  • Capitalise conjunctions and prepositions if they are five letters long or longer.
  • Capitalise articles, conjunctions, and prepositions if they are the first word of the book title.
  • Don't use italics when referring to religious texts, such as the Bible or the Qu'ran. 
link answered Jun 10 '12 at 02:10 Jonathon VS Contributor

If you can't spell capitalize, then don't comment!

Sarah KirwanAug 13 '15 at 17:33

Perhaps you should check your sources before posting. Capitalise is an acceptable British spelling of the word.

Jodi Drinkwater GieseSep 01 '15 at 15:45


Jan 17 '16 at 15:24

I fail to see how advice on how to format book titles in a sentence is rendered instantly invalid due to a 'spelling mistake', nor did I realise that one's right to comment rested solely on their ability to spell or not make a single typo. Perhaps by this logic, a person who does not understand or know about Americanisms vs Britishisms has even less right to comment.

Kathy PlesterJan 09 at 10:43

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Coming up with a great essay title can be challenging. The title is the most important part of any article, since most readers begin by reading it to develop a perception. When writing a title consider: • Writing your essay first • Develop the essay’s theme • Know your audience • Revise your essay • Integrate important phrase from your source material

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