Can you during ? Is during something you can do ? Can you biology ? Is there someone biologying outside the building right now? Can you class ? Do your obnoxious neighbors keep you up until 2 . because they are classing ? Can you Omesh ? What does a person do when he's Omeshing ? Can you nap ? Bingo! Sure you can! You'd probably prefer napping to listening to a biology lecture yourself. Can you at ? Of course not! Can you his ? Show me hising . Can you desk ? Demonstrate desking for me!
Italics do not include punctuation marks (end marks or parentheses, for instance) next to the words being italicized unless those punctuation marks are meant to be considered as part of what is being italicized: "Have you read Stephen King's Pet Semetary ? (The question mark is not italicize here.) Also, do not italicize the apostrophe-s which creates the possessive of a title: "What is the Courant 's position on this issue?" You'll have to watch your word-processor on this, as most word-processors will try to italicize the entire word that you double-click on.