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Italics and Underlining Practice Exercises

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Updated on Sep 22, 2011

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Italics and Underlining Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Identify words or phrases that need underlining or italicizing in the following sentences. You may check your answers with the key.

  1.  "Au revoir mes étudiants," my French professor said to his students.
  2. The bee went bzzz as it flew past my ear.
  3. The shelf to your left has the Chicago Times, the New York Times, USA Today, and the L.A. Times; the one on the right has the news magazines TIME, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report.
  4. Number the Stars, written by Lowis Lowry, is an engaging novel set in Denmark.
  5. How do you know it's what she wants?
  6. The flyer says that in Act I of the play Wicked the chorus sings "No One Mourns the Wicked."
  7. The Book of Revelations is in both the Holy Bible and the Jewish Tanakh.
  8. The box kite took to the wind and ZOOM flew over the trees and disappeared into the sky.
  9. I heard the sizzle of the steak on the grill as Dad barbequed. Mmmm, I couldn't wait until dinner. Buon appetito!
  10. Use the clues in brackets to italicize/ underline the appropriate word in each sentence.

I was shocked by the look she gave me. [Her look was more than I bargained for] I was shocked by the look she gave me. [I'm no longer shocked] I was shocked by the look she gave me. [No one else was shocked but me] I was shocked by the look she gave me. [How dare she give that look to me] I was shocked by the look she gave me. [It wasn't what she said that shocked me]

Answers

1. "Au revoir mes étudiants," my French professor said to his students.
2. The bee went bzzz as it flew past my ear.
3. The shelf to your left has, The Chicago Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and the L.A. Times; the one on the right has the news magazines TIME, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report.
  or
  The shelf to your left has the Chicago Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and the L.A. Times; the one on the right has the news magazines TIME, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report.
4. Number the Stars, written by Lowis Lowry, is an engaging novel set in Denmark.
  or
  Number the Stars, written by Lowis Lowry, is an engaging novel set in Denmark.
5. How do you know it's what she wants?
  How do you know it's what she wants?
6. The flyer says that in Act I of the play Wicked the chorus sings "No One Mourns the Wicked."
  or
  The flyer says that in Act I of the play Wicked the chorus sings "No One Mourns the Wicked."
7. The Book of Revelations is in both the Holy Bible and the Jewish Tanakh.
8. The box kite took to the wind and ZOOM flew over the trees and disappeared into the sky.
9. I heard the sizzle of the steak on the grill as Dad barbequed. Mmmm, I couldn't wait until dinner. Buon appetito!
10. I was shocked by the look she gave me. [Her look was more than I bargained for]
  I was shocked by the look she gave me. [I'm no longer shocked]
  I was shocked by the look she gave me. [No one else was shocked but me]
  I was shocked by the look she gave me. [How dare she give that look to me]
  I was shocked by the look she gave me. [It wasn't what she said that shocked me]
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