NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Italics and Underlining
Italics are not punctuation, but a text style sometimes used in place of quotation
marks and to set off words. In papers written in longhand, underlining takes the
place of italics.
Read the rules and examples for using italics and underlining. Then practice
applying the rules in the exercises that follow.
The new commander inspired unit esprit de
to set off foreign words included
in English sentences.
They all heartily wished him bon voyage at the
Hail and Farewell.
Use italics to identify the names of books and
newspapers, plays, movies,
poems, operas, etc.
You should read "Going Home," by COL
Frank Lehman, in the July issue of
to identify the names of vessels,
Freedom 7 (U.S.
aircraft, and spacecraft.
Apollo II (U.S.
Destroyer 31 *
Air Force One
The class was boring! He could not stay
to accent portions of your
Note: Use italics cautiously!
They lose their effect when you
use them too frequently.
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