Writers, have you ever found yourselves with a great deal of important information that you want to include in a sentence, but have difficulty finding a spot for all of it? Fitting everything into a sentence can be tricky—this is where brackets are useful. Brackets (parentheses) are punctuation marks used to include information within sentences that is not essential to the main point.
If you know how to properly use brackets, you have the ability to fit more information in a sentence without appearing cluttered or hard to follow. This podcast highlights how to use four different types of brackets in both formal and informal writing.
This article discusses the proper uses of square brackets, curly brackets and angle brackets. Brackets are actually more complex than most people realize!
This podcast provides detailed definitions of the three brackets commonly used: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets. We elaborate on these definitions using multiple examples of when each bracket is appropriate.