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When & How to Use Brackets in Writing

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When are brackets used in writing?

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1. What word is placed inside brackets to show that a direct quotation contains an error?

2. Where are brackets typically found on a computer keyboard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will measure your comprehension of the grammar rules regarding brackets. Material that you should focus on includes when to use brackets in writing and the word that is put within brackets to indicate an error from a direct quote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to identify the following through this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • The word that is put within brackets to indicate an error from a direct quote
  • What to do when there is an error from a direct quote
  • A true statement about brackets
  • When to use brackets in writing
  • Location of brackets on a computer keyboard

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of brackets and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of brackets on a computer keyboard
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what to do when there is an error from a direct quote

Additional Learning

To gain a more comprehensive understanding of how to use brackets correctly, watch the related lesson called, When & How to Use Brackets in Writing. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Distinguish the difference between parentheses and brackets
  • Discuss the purpose of using brackets
  • Examples of the use of brackets in direct quotation and source errors
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