# Plain text in italics

I am writing a lemma in math which is the following using the italics parameter \textit but need to insert plain text that isn't italicized in the lemma. I can't just delete the \textit around my math lemma or else the lemma won't be in italics.

• welcome to tex.sx. if you're using a theorem package, you can insert a segment \emph{...} which will ordinarily set roman within an italic context. you may have to adjust the intervening space a bit manually, depending on the particular wording, since the usual italic corrections don't work perfectly in this situation. (can't give a more precise answer since you don't say what document class or packages you're using.) – barbara beeton Apr 12 '16 at 2:23

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