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

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Punctuating titles

Punctuating Titles


Punctuating titles

The 2 Ways to Punctuate Titles:

  • ITALICIZE or Underline

  • Use “QUOTATION MARKS”


Punctuating titles

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


Punctuating titles

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


Punctuating titles

Use “Quotation Marks” for . . .

  • Poetry

  • Short stories

  • Articles

  • Songs

  • Chapters

  • Titles of Websites

  • When referring to Essay titles


Punctuating titles

Here are some examples:

  • “The Road Not Taken”

  • “Biography of a Dress”

  • “You Give Love a Bad Name”


Punctuating titles

Helpful Tips:

  • Capitalize all important words in a title

  • Prepositions can be capitalized

  • No title should ever be both italicized and put in quotes

  • Coordinating conjunctions are usually not capitalized, unless they are at the beginning of a sentence


Punctuating titles

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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