Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses

Punctuation within Sentences Parentheses

1.The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when (she heard the screeching tires. Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when she heard the screeching tires. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

2.You should be able to complete your program in two (2) years.

correct

3. The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992.)

The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992).

Punctuation within Sentences Square Brackets

4. The politician argued in quite a [pompous way that the state government] had never been in better hands.

The politician argued [in quite a pompous way] that the state government had never been in better hands.

5. The sixth-grader had written in his essay that “his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable].”

correct ?
I am thinking that it should be written like this but not sure???

The sixth-grader had written in his essay that “his school experience had been deploreable .”[deplorable]


Please keep in mind that parentheses ( ) and brackets [ ] are NOT the same.

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Punctuation within Sentences
Parentheses

1.The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when (she heard the screeching tires. Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when she heard the screeching tires. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before).
correct

2.You should be able to complete your program in two (2) years.

correct
correct

3. The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992.)

The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992).
This was already correct; within the parentheses is a complete sentence, so the period for that sentence belongs before the closing parenthesis.

Punctuation within Sentences
Square Brackets

4. The politician argued in quite a [pompous way that the state government] had never been in better hands.

The politician argued [in quite a pompous way] that the state government had never been in better hands.
I see no reason for any brackets in this sentence.

5. The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable]."

correct ?
I am thinking that it should be written like this but not sure???

The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable ."[deplorable]

Maybe this? ~~> The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been [deplorable]."

??



The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when she heard the screeching tires. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before).
correct

Ooops! The period belongs between "before" and the closing parenthesis --> (Someone had rear-ended her the night before.)

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  3. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before.)

    Punctuation goes within the parens. for a full, stand-alone sentence.

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