Where to use " [ " and " ] " in a sentance?

  powerless 01:03 19 May 03

Where and when should you use "[" and "]" in a sentance?

Also, what are they called?

I cannot find anything on google as it comes back with a blank page.

(English is not my thing)


  monkeyshine 01:04 19 May 03

I can see that

  jazzypop 01:06 19 May 03

An American view - click here

  powerless 01:15 19 May 03

jazzypop - Thanks, the second time an Amercian way has got me all confused.

monkeyshine - Full stop

"This is a punctuation mark (.) used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviation."

  crx1600 01:16 19 May 03

try click here for an explanation between brackets[] and parentheses()

  monkeyshine 01:20 19 May 03

Oh, did I forget to add a full stop, or is that a period? Pray tell, what IS a "sentAnce"? might be interesting.

  powerless 01:25 19 May 03


Period also, i learn't that a few months back as well.

  monkeyshine 01:26 19 May 03

You must be chuffed, I learned it much earlier.

  powerless 01:28 19 May 03


Although it is an American term. If i'm not mistaken?

  monkeyshine 01:34 19 May 03

What, learn't, I don't think so.

  powerless 01:36 19 May 03


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