Use italics (or an underline) for the titles of the following:
books (Brain Games)
comic strips (Pogo)
full-length plays (The Crucible)
long poems (The Aeneid)
magazines (Sports Illustrated)
movies (The Sound of Music)
newspapers (New York Times)
ships and planes (U.S.S. Constitution, The Spirit of St. Louis)
television and radio programs (Law and Order, All Things Considered)
works of art (Piet`a)
Use a hyphen
to syllabicate words at the end of a line of typing or writing. Divide
words of two or more syllables ONLY between syllables. Do not
divide single-syllable words.
to separate portions of certain compound nouns, such as father-in-law
between two words that comprise a single adjective (only when these
words precede the noun that they are describing). Examples include
moth-infected clothing and rosy-cheeked elf.
Note: If a word that comprises a single adjective ends with -ly, a
hyphen is not necessary. (The rudely behaved spectator was spoken to
by the usher.)
Use brackets to enclose explanations, comments, or a correction within
quoted or parenthetical material.
The reporter told the audience, The New York Mets first world
championship  was memorable for all New Yorkers.
William Shakespeare (known as the Bard of Avon ) wrote
many comedies, histories, and tragedies.
Mint is a powerful antioxidant that contains many vitamins and minerals. This fresh herb is rich in vitamins A, C, and B12, thiamine, folic acid, and riboflavin, as well as the minerals manganese, copper, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, fluoride, and selenium.
Mint has been used for centuries to aid digestion and relieve indigestion. The chemical compound menthol, derived from peppermint oil, is well known for its therapeutic effect on the chest and respiratory system. It has also shown potential to inhibit the formation of cancerous cells and the growth of bacteria and fungus.
Peppermint oil is rich in monoterpene perillyl alcohol, which has shown potential against pancreatic, mammary, and liver tumors in animals.Nutritional Facts
Two tablespoons of fresh spearmint provides 4.9 calories, 0.9 g carbohydrate, 0.4 g protein, 0.1 g fat, 0.8 g dietary fiber, 456 IU vitamin A, 11.8 mcg folic acid, 7.1 mg magnesium, 6.8 mg phosphorus, 51.5 mg potassium, and 3.4 mg sodium.