Tag: Parentheses

Power of Words: Or maybe even grammar!

by on Mar.11, 2011, under Articles, Entertainment, The Power of Words, Writing

xkcd’s Blog: Parentheses

xkcd found a fun write-up in Wikipedia and decided to memorialize it on their blog. I’ll repeat it here for the same purpose.

Parentheses may also be nested (with one set (such as this) inside another set). This is not commonly used in formal writing [though sometimes other brackets (especially parentheses) will be used for one or more inner set of parentheses (in other words, secondary {or even tertiary} phrases can be found within the main sentence)].[citation needed]

I’ve posted this under the Power of Words series because the author commented how it brightened his day to read this. The paragraph certainly made me smile. That is one of the powers of words.

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