How to use brackets ?

There is one major use of brackets (or round brackets, as they are often called, or parentheses, as they are called in America)

  • to use in pairs to set off a strong or weak interruption, as with a pair of dashes or a pair of bracketed commas [I knew she loved me (I was not wrong) which is why I proposed.]

Note: Round brackets are normally used instead of dashes or bracketed commas where the interruption is something of an aside from, or a supplement to, the main sentence.
There is a minor use of brackets:

  • to enclose an acronym after the acronym has been spelt out [European Union (EU)]

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