RULES FOR BRACKETS (Parentheses) USAGE
Brackets (also called parentheses) enclose extra information or explanations which interrupt the normal progression of the sentence.
To add information:
For expanding abbreviations:
To make an idea clearer:
With telephone numbers:
Directions: Read the sentences and find if the parentheses have been used correctly. Write your own examples for the parentheses usage rules given above. As a homework, read a book or an article and find examples of parentheses usage.