Friday, January 6, 2012

Common Problems (Part 20 of 50)


 Use italics for the titles of books, movies, TV programs, and magazines.
  • "Gone With the Wind" served as the theme for those five weekends.
  • In the movie, "The Dark Knight. . ."
  • Growing up, my favorite TV series was "Eight Is Enough."
All three are incorrect. It's Gone With the Wind. In pre-computer days, we underlined because typewriters wouldn't make italics. Editors understood the underlinings.
When we refer to chapters, poems, segments of a TV series, we use quotation marks.
My favorite poem is "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe.
            Weekends with Larry aired a piece called, "Five Good Movies to Watch."
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