Quotation Marks In Titles
The rules for using quotation marks around titles have changed recently: most titles are now italicized. However, before computer usage became widespread, handwriting and typewriters made the use of quotation marks around titles commonplace. If you’re using a computer for your writing, it’s easiest to italicize all titles. If you’re handwriting or using a computer, or if your format dictates the use of quotation marks, you can put quotes around the titles of shorter pieces of work: plays, poems, articles, chapters or subchapters of a book, songs, T.V. episodes, etc. The titles of longer books like novels or instruction manuals should be underlined.
Read the article “I Am Writing Blindly” by Roger Rosenblatt.
My favourite song is “Free To Be You And Me”.
What did you think of “Romeo and Juliet”?
“Encyclopedia Britannica” is a pretty dull read.
In this last sentence, we’d underline the title of the encyclopedia because it’s the name of a longer work.
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