Brackets & Parentheses

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
  • Use brackets to set off words or letters in quoted matter that have been added by someone other than the author:
    ?She [Willa Cather] is certainly one of the great American writers of the 20th century.?
  • Use parentheses to set off nonessential information:
    We spent an hour (more or less) cleaning up.

See also: Parentheses and Brackets

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