D’oh! Words We BlurtWhat's your first verbal instinct in these moments of surprise? Is it to blurt out some onomatopoetic non-word? Which is your favorite?
Why Do We Use Parentheses?Parentheses offset text that isn’t important to the meaning of a sentence. Things like extra information, clarifications, asides, or citations. The information inside the parentheses can be as short as a number or a word, or it can be as long as a few sentences. Parentheses always appear in pairs. They’re often used where commas would also be appropriate. Clarifying and Adding Extra A sentence …
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