Parentheses

Since parentheses indicate that the material inside the parens is less important than the information around it, we do not use parens to punctuation what is being said in a transcript. When there is a “blurb” inside parentheses, there are standard English rules that cover what needs to be done. If what is inside the parens is a complete grammatical …

Punctuation and Parentheses

When using a blurb inside of parentheses, there is a capital letter and the punctuation inside when the blurb contains the whole thought and a lowercase letter and the punctuation outside when the blurb is part of a larger thought. …Q    Where were you injured? …A     (Indicating.) …Q     Where were you injured? ….A     Right here (indicating). Happy punctuating! Margie