# Are They Parentheses Or Brackets?

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• 1.

### You would use BRACKETS in the following blanks:      Taylor Lautner _the really hot one_ asked me for my number.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
In this sentence, the phrase "the really hot one" is providing additional information about Taylor Lautner. It is not necessary for the sentence to make sense and can be removed without affecting the meaning. Therefore, brackets are not needed in this context.

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• 2.

### You would use PARENTHESES in the following blanks:     "John Stamos _the Hollister model_ is just sooo cute," said the young mother of two.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Parentheses are used to enclose additional information or clarify a statement. In the given sentence, the phrase "the Hollister model" is not providing additional information or clarification, but rather it is an essential part of the sentence. Therefore, parentheses are not needed in this case.

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• 3.

### 12(4+x)=43. What does x equal?

• A.

Parentheses

• B.

Brackets

• C.

-5

C. -5
Explanation
To solve the equation, we need to isolate the variable x. First, we distribute the 12 to both terms inside the parentheses: 48 + 12x = 43. Next, we isolate the variable by subtracting 48 from both sides: 12x = -5. Finally, we divide both sides by 12 to solve for x, giving us x = -5.

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• 4.

### BRACKETS are used in dialogue.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Brackets are indeed used in dialogue. They are used to provide additional information or clarify a statement within a dialogue. For example, brackets can be used to indicate a character's tone or emotion, provide stage directions, or include translations of foreign words. The use of brackets helps to enhance the understanding and context of the dialogue for the reader.

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• 5.

### These are BRACKETS:

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given answer is "True" because brackets are punctuation marks used to enclose or group words, phrases, or clauses. They are commonly used in writing to indicate the order of operations in mathematical expressions, to enclose citations or explanations in text, or to indicate dialogue or quotations in literature.

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