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#thebest
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:50:48 AM
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We use parenthesis because we want to give more explanation to sentences, like, my mom bakes excellent cookies (especially with chocolate chipes)!
With another explanation, if you are finishing a sentence with parenthesis, you always put a full stop outside the parenthesis. You can put any form of punctuation you like inside the
parenthesis, but finish the sentence with them outside. Here is another example:

I love playing soccer with my friend, Casey (who lives next door), she is awesome!
D00M
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 7:46:03 AM

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Your last example is wrong. We don't use parentheses to make our sentences awkward.

Why not say:

I love playing soccer with my next-door friend, Casey. She is awesome.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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