Re: Parentheses with other Punctuation - Question

Subject: Re: Parentheses with other Punctuation - Question
From: Katherine Graden <kgraden -at- MAIL -dot- DANCRIS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 11:45:10 -0700

At 09:55 AM 3/13/97 -0700, Mike Ingram wrote:
>A couple of folks asked for an example of this question. I can't give you
>the exact text cause it's a proprietary document. But here's a generic
example.
>
>The style references show an example of
>
>Text text text text (Text text text) text text text.
>
>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.
>
>My question is whether to go ahead and have periods for each sentence within
>the parentheses. As I found when I looked a bit, the references use an
>example with a single sentence and omit the period. I am leaning toward
>using periods for all sentences within the parentheses or trying to convince
>the authors that a rewrite is needed.
>
>Comments?

Writing instructors I've had always recommended against inserting full
sentences into other sentences, even when the inserted sentence is enclosed
in parentheses. Instead, they suggested placing the parenthesized sentence
*after* the other sentence. The parenthesized sentence then gets a period,
placed right before the closing parenthesis.
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