Braces, Brackets, and Parentheses

31.05.2013 · Learn about the rules for using ellipses and braces in written English.

Parentheses, Brackets and Braces - Rules and Examples

This page discusses many of the less often discussed types of punctuation. It differentiates, for example, between dashes and the two different types of hyphen. It also discusses brackets (but not parentheses) and ellipses…nothing else though.

Brackets, braces and parentheses are symbols used to contain words that are a further explanation or are considered a group.

08/05/2017 · Parenthesis, Braces, and Brackets

There are fourteen punctuation marks commonly used in English grammar. They are the period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets, braces, apostrophe, quotation marks, and ellipsis.

The dash, slash, ellipses, and brackets are marks that serve specific purposes as indicated below

Use ellipsis and a bracketed capital (e.g., “[T]he fox in the hen house.”) to indicate that the text has been changed by the quoting author from one sentence to two.

Parentheses, Brackets, and Braces in Math Expressions