English Grammar Lessons
Parenthesis - Glossary of Terms
A parenthesis offers additional information to a sentence.
It is offset with either brackets, commas or
dashes (called parentheses). If a
parenthesis is removed from a sentence, the sentence is still grammatically
Jacklin (last year's losing finalist) is the hot favourite.
(brackets used as parentheses)
on the other hand, in considered extremely trustworthy.
(commas used as parentheses)
roasted the winning brisket - the size of pillow - in a mighty clay oven.
(dashes used as parentheses)
in Alton, which is only 25 minutes from London,
are soaring. [show the
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