Italics Worksheet

Category: Miscellaneous

Test your ability to provide emphasis in the right places with this Italics Worksheet. The exercises might require a judgment call as this miscellaneous rule is not a hard-and-fast one. Identify anything you wish to place emphasis on with a circle around it.

Italics Worksheet


For each of the following exercises, circle any words or phrases requiring italics. Some uses are subjective based on how you view any emphasis on particular words, but use your best judgment.

  • The Wall Street Journal recently featured CrowdSource, LLC. in an article about crowdsourcing.

  • Principal means first, main or the governing position at a school; principle, on the other hand, means a rule, idea or standard.

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame was published in 1908; it is one of my favorite children’s literature pieces.

  • The show 60 Minutes enjoys the status as the longest-running televised news magazine even though it is not technically a magazine.

  • Domicile is an English word that has origins in the Latin word domus.

  • The recent cruise-ship mishaps reported by the media make you wonder how easily something could happen on the level of tragedy as the Titanic.

  • With the overwhelming population of the original TV series Star Trek, it is hard to believe it only ran for three and only three consecutive seasons.

  • Can you believe Thomas drove to the store six times and still forget to buy milk!

  • The color turquoise is so named because the color was originally defined in the nation of Turkey.

  • A common mistake is for people to use irregardless, which is not a word because it is redundant with the prefix ir added to the root word. The correct word is regardless.