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Brackets Punctuation in Writing

BRACKETS:

The proper use of brackets in writing.

Brackets [  ] … not to be confused with parentheses (  ) are used:

To enclose words and phrases independent of the sentence; as in, explanatory notes, omissions, and comments that are not written by the author.

Examples:  

·   They arrived in America and in the following year [1931] founded one of the first plastics manufacturing plants in the country.

 ·  Through all the obstacles, he [Henry] remained optimistic about the future demand for the automobile.         

 

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