Some sentences (including this one) will make use of brackets, to provide extra information.
The brackets are the small curved lines that surround the extra information.
The information is always closely related to the main sentence.
The sentence should still make sense without the bracketed information.
We use brackets to provide an aside, or give extra information in a sentence.
The boys (five in all) wanted to play football.
Remember to make sure that full stops go OUTSIDE the brackets if they are at the end of the sentence.
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