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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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