to distinguish certain words from others within the text.
These typographical devices mean the same thing; therefore, it would be unusual to use both within the same text and it would certainly be unwise to italicize an underlined word.
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Other titles that we would italicize include the following: Long Musical Pieces: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite (but "Waltz of the Flowers"), Schubert's Winterreise (but "Ave Maria").
For musical pieces named by type, number and key Mozart's Divertimento in D major, Barber's Cello Sonata Op.
(The question mark is not italicize here.) Also, do not italicize the apostrophe-s which creates the possessive of a title: "What is the Courant 's position on this issue?
" You'll have to watch your word-processor on this, as most word-processors will try to italicize the entire word that you double-click on.
However, CMS adds this caveat: “Though major works of art are generally italicized, some massive works of sculpture are regarded primarily as monuments and therefore are capitalized but not italicized or enclosed in quotation marks.” Choosing italics or quotation marks is fairly consistent in some areas but not in others.
Create your own guideline for how you will denote titles for various works, but remember that usage might be influenced by not only preference but by your reading audience, your client, your employer, or perhaps the publication to which you are submitting a story or column.