Making Use of Parentheses
parenthesis (plural is parentheses) can be used in a number of
situations in your writing. Perhaps the most interesting is in
modifying a word or phrase used in a sentence (or making a form of
Here are two examples:
(one hopes) will give the students time to finish their assignments.
It turns out he had (for the first time?) told the truth
about his addiction.
Two other ways to use the parenthesis:
To spell out an
The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries
agreed to an emergency meeting.
The Italians love to say ciao (both hello and goodbye) to
(May 29, 2011)
our most recent tips.
from November 2001 to April 2002
from September 2000 to October 2001.
from January to August 2000
January to December 1999