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    Italics required?

    Are the titles of fairy tales italicized or are they placed inside the quotation marks?
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    Re: Italics required?

    I assume you mean within a sentence, such as 'I read Cinderella to my daughter every night'.

    I would recommend using italics if possible. If not, use quotation marks.

    (And not only fairy tales: any title.)

    Rover

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    Re: Italics required?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Italics required?

    I generally use italics too, but what's the context? Certain types of writing may require specific formatting.

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