Periods in Parentheses?


Was reading this article when I came across this and wondered. I had always practiced that any parenthetical expression within a sentence should / would not be punctuated; it is part of the sentence, and so relies on the punctuation of that sentence, similar to how an expression set off by dashes would work (no punctuation there). In a standalone parenthetical, the punctuation goes inside the parentheses because it is in effect its own sentence, albeit one set off by parentheses. But this made me doubt myself about and I did some research. Turns out I was actually correct (surprising gasp rather than snooty I told you so):


(from, which of the few that I looked at provided the most complete, concise, and clear explanation, covering the various permutations of punctuation and parentheses)



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