Mammoth Memory

Parenthesis – bracketed information

Pronounced “par-enth-uss-iss” (singular); and par-enth-uss-ees (plural).

Parentheses are the bracket symbols ( ).

parenthesis are bracket symbols 

The parents did this (parenthesis) – they hung their naughty kids from brackets in the living room.


Parentheses = MORE information

Parentheses are used to add extra information to an already formed sentence.

Parenthesis are used to add extra information into a sentence

Her surrogate parents (parenthesis) couldn’t believe that one of their children asked for MORE!


1.  I grew up in Sydney (Canada, not Australia) and worked in the steel mills.

2.  Mount Everest (8,828m) is the highest mountain in the world.

3. The Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise (Captain James Kirk) enjoys boldly going where no one has gone before.

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