From Fun with Grammar
Copyright 2005 by Marcielle Brandler
Gone with the Wind
Always capitalize the first and last words,
no matter what they are.
Do not capitalize prepositions, conjunctions,
or articles (a, an, the) when they appear inside
Italics or Quotation Marks for Titles?
Italics “Quotation Marks”
The Martian “Rocket Summer”
Play Act and Scene
Hamlet “Act I”
Southern “Protecting the
Dengue Fever “Monsoon of Perfume”
TV Show Episode
The Big Bang “The Luminous Fish Effect”
The idea is that the larger piece is in italics, while the
smaller piece, contained inside the larger piece is in
“quotation marks“. What do we do when a larger
piece takes its title from a smaller piece?
The Breathing House “The Breathing House”
Now, with your titles from the previous exercise, put them
in the proper format as in the above information. Is your
piece a book, and article, a poem or a song?
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