We can use brackets and dashes for parenthesis, but we can also use commas. Commas tend to be less forceful.
Any words inside the punctuation used for parenthesis can be left out, but will still leave a meaningful sentence.
The words are less important to the sentence itself, so they can be seen as additional information.
Commas used for parenthesis are placed on each side of what appears to be the additional information.
This sandwich made by my mother was tasty.
The sentence would still be meaningful without the section in between the commas.
Remember, commas are usually the best choice for parenthesis if you want to be more subtle.
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