What are Italics? Explain.
Difficulty: Easy


to show emphasis:

I’m not going to do it – You are

….. Proposals which we cannot accept under any circumstances.

to indicate the titles of books, plays, etc.:

 Joyce’s Ulysses.

The title role in Puccini’s Tosca a letter in the Times

For foreign words or phrases:

the English oak (Quercus robus)

I had to renew my permission di soggiorno (residence permit)

Notes: In the handwritten or typed text, and in the examples that follow, italics are indicated by underlining.