How can I use brackets in a sentence?


If I use brackets in a sentence, can I put a fullstop afterwards?

example: I don't like tea (my whole family kind of hate tea). However, coffee is a totally different thing.

story Sentence grammar Style asked Aug 26 '12 at 17:46 user22 Contributor

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You can place a period after an end parenthesis -- there is no rule against it. But as Tolley said, in this case it makes your sentence choppy.


For parenthetical phrases -- that is what "my whole family hates tea" is called -- the first preference is to separate the phrase with commas. Front and back if the phrase falls in the middle of a sentence, or just at the front if it falls at the end. If you wish to provide a slightly greater emphasis, you use dashes or parenthesis to enclose the phrase. Do not overuse the dashes or the parenthesis. Most times, the comma is the best choice.

link answered Aug 27 '12 at 00:53 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Good answer. Thanks

sanjayAug 27 '12 at 05:00

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