When someone writes about the bible, isn't it suppose to be either underlined or in italic since it is a book, going by grammer rules?

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Comment by ZachsMind on April 26, 2010 at 4:38pm
Keep It Simple. Just put it in quotations. If there are grammar rules saying otherwise, they're archaic. In the 21st century, the only time something should be underlined is if I can click on it.
Comment by Silenus on April 26, 2010 at 5:49pm
I'm not talking about when someone quotes the bible, i mean when they say "the bible".

ex.

I read in The Bible that unicorns exist.
Comment by Silenus on April 26, 2010 at 5:50pm
But it doesn't really matter anyway.
Comment by Shanika on April 26, 2010 at 7:49pm
Yes, you can either italicize or underline titles of complete works that are published as separate items. I guess in the case of the bible you'd do so when writing The Holy Bible , but not when writing "the bible" because, like magazines, there are so many of them (but that part is only an assumption).
Comment by kris feenstra on April 26, 2010 at 8:27pm
Typically, no, you wouldn't italicize 'The Bible'. This is contextual though since it's a style and standardization issue and not a prescribed grammar issue. Different institutions have varying standards.

I don't tend to italicize or underline any titles in informal writing since it conflicts with other usage.

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