What Are Brackets?
Brackets sometimes appear in quotations or excerpts. They enclose words or phrases added by someone who is not the original author or speaker. A writer will add these extra words or phrases to help clarify the meaning of the quotation or excerpt for the reader. Read below to view examples and to learn more about how to use brackets correctly in writing.
Why Are Brackets Important?
It’s important to quote correctly from any sources you reference. It’s also important that readers understand the meanings of any quotations or excerpts you include in your writing. Brackets can help you clarify information that may not be obvious to your readers while also making it clear that the additions are your own.