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Silenus pretty much has it down but I think it would be helpful to state the general use of italics in narrative writing that I've seen. Unless the person speaking is placing some kind of special emphasis on that word or phrase it's not necessary. I've generally seen it used in the following ways: "Oh that's real mature," she teased. (The use of ...


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The verb "called" has an appellative use and a non-appellative use. In the former, specific words are identified by which something is called. In the latter, no specific words are mentioned. (1) is an example of an appellative use and (2) is an example of a non-appellative use. She called me "stupid." She called me stupid. In the appellative case, the ...



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