Lesson 399 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Italics/Underlining

Material that is italicized in print or by computer is underlined in typewritten or hand written work.
Italicize titles of books; of long plays and long poems; of periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
Instructions: Italicize those words which need italics in these sentences.
1. At the doctor’s office I read from two magazines, Time and Newsweek.
2. I take two daily newspapers, the Daily Herald and the Deseret News.
3. I love Dickens’s story of the French Revolution A Tale of Two Cities.
4. When in San Francisco, I saw the famous play Les Miserables.
5. Have you read the long poem The Idylls of the King?
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Answers:
1. At the doctor’s office I read from two magazines, Time and Newsweek.
2. I take two daily newspapers, the Daily Herald and the Deseret News.
3. I love Dickens’s story of the French Revolution A Tale of Two Cities.
4. When in San Francisco, I saw the famous play Les Miserables.
5. Have you read the long poem The Idylls of the King?

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Lesson 398 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Italics/Underlining

Material that is italicized in print or by computer is underlined in typewritten or hand written work.
Italicize words used emphatically, but it should not be overdone. Example: You never agree with me.
Instructions: Italicize those words which you could emphasize in these sentences.
1. I do not like that at all.
2. That was an awesome movie.
3. I love your dress.
4. You always slur your words when you speak.
5. She overdoes everything.
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Answers:
1. I do not like that at all.
2. That was an awesome movie.
3. I love your dress.
4. You always slur your words when you speak.
5. She overdoes everything.
(You could emphasize any word that you wanted, but again you should do so sparingly.)

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Lesson 396 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Italics/Underlining

Material that is italicized in print or by computer is underlined in typewritten or hand written work.
Italicize foreign words not yet accepted as part of our language. Example: Do this tout de suite.
Instructions: Italicize those words which need italics in these sentences.
1. Sarah likes the expression tout a fait.
2. Have you ever noticed how tempus fugit?
3. Everyone has heard c’est la vie.
4. Tanto faz is my favorite foreign phrase.
5. Some people always have to have the dernier cri.
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Answers:
1. Sarah likes the expression tout a fait.
2. Have you ever noticed how tempus fugit?
3. Everyone has heard c’est la vie.
4. Tanto faz is my favorite foreign phrase.
5. Some people always have to have the dernier cri.

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Lesson 389 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Colons

Use a colon between the title and subtitle of a book. Example: The Wide World: A High School Geography
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. Have you examined for possible adoption Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition Complete Course?
2. The Advanced Composition A Book of Models for Writing has been used for many years.
3. I didn’t like Episodes in American History An Inquiry Approach as a history text.
4. Men and Nations A World History covers what we need very well.
5. The American Nation A History of the United States seems too advanced for our grade level.
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Answers:
1. Have you examined for possible adoption Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition: Complete Course?
2. The Advanced Composition: A Book of Models for Writing has been used for many years.
3. I didn’t like Episodes in American History: An Inquiry Approach as a history text.
4. Men and Nations: A World History covers what we need very well.
5. The American Nation: A History of the United States seems too advanced for our grade level.

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Lesson 388 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Colons

Use a colon to separate chapter and verse referring to a specific Bible selection. Example: Everyone should follow Proverbs 3:5.
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. What is the meaning of Job 57?
2. Micah 68 is an often quoted verse.
3. Isaiah 96 is a verse used at Christmas time.
4. I think that Malachi 310 is ignored by most of the Christian world.
5. One of my favorite verses is Matthew 633.
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Answers:
1. What is the meaning of Job 5:7?
2. Micah 6:8 is an often quoted verse.
3. Isaiah 9:6 is a verse used at Christmas time.
4. I think that Malachi 3:10 is ignored by most of the Christian world.
5. One of my favorite verses is Matthew 6:33.

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Lesson 387 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Colons

Use a colon to express the hours and minutes in figures. Example: 12:30 A.M.
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. We will meet at 800 A.M. tomorrow morning.
2. I will be on the plane at 1153 P.M.
3. Which would be better for you, 1000 A.M. or 200 P.M?
4. Be in my office promptly at 1035 A.M.
5. You never get to bed before 1130 P.M.
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Answers:
1. We will meet at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow morning.
2. I will be on the plane at 11:53 P.M.
3. Which would be better for you, 10:00 A.M. or 2:00 P.M?
4. Be in my office promptly at 10:35 A.M.
5. You never get to bed before 11:30 P.M.

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Lesson 386 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Colons

Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter. Example: Dear Sir:
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. Dear Mr. Witt
2. Dear Madam
3. My dear Mrs. Garrity
4. Gentlemen
5. To whom it may concern
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Answers:
1. Dear Mr. Witt:
2. Dear Madam:
3. My dear Mrs. Garrity:
4. Gentlemen:
5. To whom it may concern:

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