Punctuation When Using Parens

Margie Wakeman Wells General, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Does the punctuation go inside or out? Is there a cap or not?

…A (Indicating.)
…A Right here (indicating).

The English rule: If the whole thought is inside the parens, the first word is capped, and the punctuation goes inside; if the thought inside the parens is part of a larger thought, there is no cap, and the punctuation goes outside.

This is not a rule specific to court reporting. It is a general rule of English.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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