Dashes and Parentheses

Dashes and Parentheses are both used to show an interruption in thought or some kind of aside. Dashes are more emphatic. Parentheses are normally paired. Both should be used sparingly or they become a distraction. Parentheses also have a few special uses.

Using Dashes

Dashes with Nonrestrictive Modifiers

Using Parentheses

Parentheses with Certain Numbers and Letters

Punctuation Inside Parentheses


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