Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 248
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.
Would you like a current or future assignment to be reviewed by the Writing Center? If so please visit the Writing Center's Paper Review Website and make an appointment with us!
Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at email@example.com.
Want to peruse other writing resources? Go to the Writing Center’s homepage.