Re: Parentheses with other Punctuation - Question

Subject: Re: Parentheses with other Punctuation - Question
From: Brian Baresch <baresch -at- CJNETWORKS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 11:20:25 -0600

>An example of what I am interested in would involve multiple sentences
>within the parentheses. An example might be
>
>Text text text text (Text text text. Text text text. Text text text.) text
>text text.

This came up on the copyediting list a while ago, IIRC. Here's the upshot:
Start in the parens with a lowercase letter; start the next sentences with
capital letters; end with no punctuation unless it's needed, e.g. a question
mark. So your example would look like:

Text text text text (text text text. Text text text. Text text text) text
text text.

Best regards,
Brian Baresch, baresch -at- cjnetworks -dot- com

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