Brackets and Parentheses. A UWF Writing Lab Mini-Lesson Mini-Lesson #19. Use PARENTHESES to insert aside information into a sentence or between two sentences. The girl (her name is Becca ) is terrified of thunderstorms.
Brackets and Parentheses
A UWF Writing Lab Mini-Lesson
The girl (her name is Becca) is terrified of thunderstorms.
The diagram (see page twelve) shows Columbus, Georgia’s 2012 education budget.
Mr. Scott has coached football for twenty-five years. (That’s longer than I’ve been alive.) Although he enjoys coaching all ages, he admits that his favorite level to coach is high school.
Medieval Europe was a place both of “raids, pillages, slavery, and extortion” and of “traveling merchants, monetary exchange, towns if not cities, and active markets in grain” (Townsend 10).*
* 2009 MLA Handbook
Her essay on the United Nations discusses the organization’s (1) general history, (2) structure and current members, and (3) goals and activities.
Mr. McGregor said, “You [Peter Rabbit] had better never come back to my garden.”
Charles Dickens wrote, “Bring in the bottled lightning [what is bottled lightning?], a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.”
Thackeray said, “[I]f it [the world] beats you sometimes, dare it again, and it will succumb.” (Notice that the I is placed in brackets at the beginning of the quote; it was not capitalized in the original quotation.)
Like Water for Chocolate [Como aguapara chocolate]. Screenplay by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alfonso Arau. Perf. Lumi Cavazos, Marco Lombardi, and Regina Torne. Miramax, 1993. Film*
In 1598, William Shakespeare performed in the play Every Man in His Humour (by Ben Johnson [1572-1637]), which was a great success.