# Bracketed phrases in numbered notation?

## What are round brackets called?

Specific forms of the mark include rounded brackets (also called parentheses), square bracket, curly brackets (also called braces), and angle brackets (also called chevrons), as well as various less common pairs of symbols.

## How do you use round brackets in a sentence?

Round Brackets
If you remove the bracketed words the sentence still makes sense. Example: Peter decided (after an hour’s delay) that he would take the offer. Round brackets can also be used to add a comment by the person writing. Example: They were going to get caught (even though they were innocent).

## Whats the difference between () and []?

I understand that brackets, [], are used for “commands”, whereas parenthesis, (), are used for functions. But what’s the difference between commands and functions? Why does “If” use “[]” and “abs” use “()”?

## What are () these called?

parentheses

Parentheses are a pair of punctuation marks that are most often used to add additional nonessential information or an aside to a sentence. Parentheses resemble two curved vertical lines: ( ). A single one of these punctuation marks is called a parenthesis.

## What is the three dots called?

ellipsis

You see those dots? All three together constitute an ellipsis. The plural form of the word is ellipses, as in “a writer who uses a lot of ellipses.” They also go by the following names: ellipsis points, points of ellipsis, suspension points.

## What is the * symbol called?

In English, the symbol * is generally called asterisk. Depending on the context, the asterisk symbol has different meanings. In Math, for instance, the asterisk symbol is used for multiplication of two numbers, let’s say 4 * 5; in this case, the asterisk is voiced ‘times,’ making it “4 times 5”.

## Why is Backtick called grave?

The accent mark was called βαρεῖα, the feminine form of the adjective βαρύς (barús), meaning “heavy” or “low in pitch.” This was calqued (loan-translated) into Latin as gravis which then became the English word grave.

## What is * used for in texting?

Asterisk. Meaning: You’re afraid the person isn’t as cool as you. The main reason people use asterisks in a text is to censor a word, for example: “I like deep-fried sandwiches so my friends call me the C*** of Monte Cristo.