Elements of Language: 7th Grade - Punctuation 2 (Ch. 24)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
“Italics” are printed letters that lean to the right. When you handwrite or type, you show that a word should be italicized by underlining it. If your writing were printed, the typesetter would set the underlined words in italics. Use quotation marks to enclose a “direct quotation”—a person’s exact words. When you write dialogue (conversation), begin a new paragraph every time the speaker changes. Use single quotation marks to enclose a quotation within a quotation. Use quotation marks to enclose the titles of short works such as short stories, poems, newspaper or magazine articles, songs, episodes of television series, and chapters and other parts of books. The “possessive case” of a noun or a pronoun shows ownership or possession. To form the possessive case of a singular noun, add an apostrophe and an “s.” Use an apostrophe to show where letters, numerals, or words have been left out in a contraction. A “contraction” is a shortened form of a word, a numeral, or a group of words. Use an apostrophe and an “s” to form the plurals of letters, numerals, and symbols, and of words referred to as words. Use a hyphen to divide a word at the end of a line.
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