Tip: Italics are used to call attention to a single letter, word, or phrase. They can also be used to offset internal thoughts as well as foreign words or phrases that are not common English usage. But… if you have a long section – like a sentence or even a paragraph – and you need to use italics within it, that’s when you don’t use them. Set off the thing that should be italicized by using regular type. Makes perfect sense, right?

Thought for the day: If we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

Jumpstart: You’ve been locked in a store overnight and can’t get out – what do you do? Does the kind of store make any difference (department, grocery, book)? Why? What about security?