## Do you put commas around parentheses?

Commas may be placed after the closing parenthesis but not before either the opening or the closing parenthesis. If the sentence would not require any commas if the parentheses were removed, the sentence should not have any commas when the parentheses are present.

## What is the word for one parentheses?

The singular form is parenthesis, but the plural parentheses is the word you’re more likely to see.

**How do you calculate parentheses?**

If an equation you need to solve has parentheses, simplify the parentheses (most often using distribution) and then solve as you normally would. Simplify both sides of the equation as much as possible using the order of operations (distribute, combine like terms, etc.).

**How do you expand brackets in an equation?**

To expand a bracket means to multiply each term in the bracket by the expression outside the bracket. For example, in the expression 3 ( m + 7 ) , multiply both and 7 by 3, so: 3 ( m + 7 ) = 3 × m + 3 × 7 = 3 m + 21 .

### What is {} used for?

These { } have a variety of names; they are called braces, curly brackets, or squiggly brackets. Usually these types of brackets are used for lists, but online, they also signify hugging in electronic communication.

### What do you put in parentheses?

Parentheses (always used in pairs) allow a writer to provide additional information. The parenthetical material might be a single word, a fragment, or multiple complete sentences. Whatever the material inside the parentheses, it must not be grammatically integral to the surrounding sentence.

**What is a parenthesis symbol?**

A parenthesis is a punctuation mark used to enclose information, similar to a bracket. The open parenthesis, which looks like (, is used to begin parenthetical text. The close parenthesis, ), denotes the end of parenthetical text. The plural of parenthesis is parentheses. Tip.

**How do parentheses work?**

Parentheses ( ) are used to enclose nonessential or supplemental information in a sentence. Parentheses are always used in pairs; you must have both an opening and a closing parenthesis. In formal academic writing, it is a good practice to use parentheses sparingly.