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My sentence is as follows:

Carol Ohmann discusses in her article Daisy Miller: A Study of Change in Intentions how the main heroine of Henry James' novella brings rise to arguments.

Do I have to set the title of the article off in commas or leave it as it is written?

marked as duplicate by tchrist, RegDwigнt Jun 22 '14 at 17:55

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  • Move the prepositional phrase to the front and put a comma after it. “In her article ‘Daisy Miller: A Study of Change in Intentions’, Carol Ohmann discusses how the main heroine of Henry James’s novella gives rise to arguments.” Still a weak sentence, though. Try Writers.SE maybe. – tchrist Jun 22 '14 at 17:35
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    If it's an article, it should be in quotes instead of italics; italics are for books (but Daisy Miller, being a book, should be italicized -- i.e, "Daisy Miller: A Study of Change in Intentions"). Commas are your choice; if you say them, and want your readers to hear them, put them in. Otherwise not. – John Lawler Jun 22 '14 at 17:36
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    Commas imply that Carol has only ever written this one article, or that the article has previously been mentioned, but not its title. If neither is the case, leave them out. – RegDwigнt Jun 22 '14 at 17:58
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I'm hesitant to say they are required, but I'd suggest commas on each side for clarity. Also, as tchrist said, the overall structure is a little awkward.

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