Parentheses

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How do I use parentheses with other punctuation?

Parentheses

If a parenthetical phrase falls within a sentence, the ending period, or other punctuation, should be placed outside the ending parenthesis; however, if the parenthetical phrase follows a complete sentence (after a period), the period for the parenthetical phrase goes inside the ending parenthesis.

Ex: Your account value is determined by multiplying the number of shares by that day's closing price (net asset value).
Ex: Your account value is determined by multiplying the number of shares by that day's closing price. (The closing price is referred to as the net asset value.)

   

Comments

12/28/2006 5:51:19 PM
Joe Cirillo said:

I agree, but where would you put the question mark and period in this scenario? "What shall we say, then?" (Romans 7:7). Would you put the question mark within the quote? Would you put the question mark after the parenthesis? Would you put the period after the parenthesis?


7/10/2009 12:30:19 PM
Chip said:

Joe, Did you ever get a reply to your question?




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