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Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-30 10:56:11
Use parentheses to set off nonessential information. In essence, the information in the parentheses is a nonessential modifier; it gives the reader additional information that"s by no means crucial.

- Use parentheses to enclose additional information in a sentence.
* Example: Isn"t a thesaurus an ancient reptile with an excellent vocabulary (see Chapter 16)?

- Use parentheses to enclose numbers or letters.
* Example: Recipe for a great day: (1) Drive to the mall; (2) Whip out the charge card; (3) Shop "til you drop.

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