Parenthesis

Examples Help! What is the definition of Parenthesis?

How do you define and when to use a Parenthesis? What are the rules for using a Parenthesis? The definition of this type of punctuation mark is as follows:

 

Punctuation Mark - Definition
Definition: The parenthesis is a punctuation mark [ ( ) ]  which is used to amplify or explain a word, phrase, or sentence inserted in a passage.
Punctuation Mark - Definition

When to use the Parenthesis - the Rules

Marks of Parenthesis are used to separate expressions inserted in the body of a sentence, which are illustrative of the meaning, but have no essential connection with the sentence, and could be done without. They should be used as little as possible for they show that something is being brought into a sentence that does not belong to it. When to use the Parenthesis with examples:

  • When the unity of a sentence is broken the words causing the break should be enclosed in parenthesis: "We cannot believe a liar (and Jones is one), even when he speaks the truth."
  • In reports of speeches marks of parenthesis are used to denote interpolations of approval or disapproval by the audience: "The masses must not submit to the tyranny of the classes (hear, hear), we must show the trust magnates (groans), that they cannot ride rough-shod over our dearest rights (cheers);" "If the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Brown), will not be our spokesman, we must select another. (A voice,óGet Robinson)."
  • When a parenthesis is inserted in the sentence where no comma is required, no point should be used before either parenthesis. When inserted at a place requiring a comma, if the parenthetical matter relates to the whole sentence, a comma should be used before each parenthesis; if it relates to a single word, or short clause, no stop should come before it, but a comma should be put after the closing parenthesis.

Examples Help - Parenthesis - Understanding English Grammar!

English Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence. This page about when to use this type of punctuation with the rules and guidelines will help with the understanding of this subject.

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Parenthesis

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