Parentheses: Definition & Usage


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What is one way to determine if we have used parentheses correctly?

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1. Which part of speech are parentheses?

2. How is the information contained in parentheses related to the rest of the sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parentheses can be an efficient way to include important information that is not vital to your sentence structure. Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of the proper use of parentheses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Why parentheses are used
  • How parenthetical information is related to the rest of the sentence content
  • Classification of parentheses
  • How to check if you have used parentheses correctly

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the correct use of parentheses
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understood the most important information concerning the use of parentheses in writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the correct use of parentheses

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Parentheses: Definition & Usage for more details concerning the correct use of parentheses in writing. The lesson addresses the several objectives, including:

  • Know why parentheses are a useful tool in writing
  • Understand how to tell if parentheses are used correctly
  • Know how to punctuate information contained in parentheses
  • Review correct examples of sentences with parenthetical information