Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 209
Parentheses are used to set off information within a sentence. Often they are used to give information that supplements the complete sentence.
Parentheses can also be used to set off abbreviations and citations, refer to tables or figures in a text, or to set off letters in a list.
APA suggests avoiding back-to-back parentheses, and avoiding the use of parentheses within parentheses.
- For more information about parentheses usage, check out some examples on the Writing Center's website.
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