Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    delboy is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default should italics be repeated

    As I understand it the name of a place should be in italics i.e

    we used to go every Saturday night to a dance hall called The Hammersmith Palais.

    Should that same place continued to be in Italics after that or is it only in the first instance ?

  2. #2
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,392
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    Hello, and welcome to Using English.

    I would suggest your initial understanding is wrong. There is no reason to italicize it the first time. You certainly would want to do it more than once.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  3. #3
    delboy is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    How about Titles ? i.e.

    My favourite book is War and Peace.

  4. #4
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,392
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    Yes, titles of books and movies should be italicized.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  5. #5
    delboy is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    and is that just the first instance or throughout the work ?

  6. #6
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,392
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    Every time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  7. #7
    delboy is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: should italics be repeated

    excellent thanks for your help

Similar Threads

  1. Italics required?
    By PlacidRan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2010, 09:15
  2. italics writing style
    By Abstract Idea in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-Jul-2010, 17:06
  3. italics added
    By bertietheblue in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Jun-2010, 22:57
  4. Italics with a priori
    By nyggus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2008, 20:58
  5. Italics
    By imbanaagjr in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2007, 13:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •