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Parentheses and Brackets Practice Exercises

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Parentheses and Brackets Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Insert parentheses and brackets as appropriate in these sentences. You may check your answers using the key.

  1. The tour guide noted that we may a have lunch at a local restaurant, b at the restaurant on the ship, or c at the cafe by the pool.
  2. We built we tried at least a small oval wall out of fieldstones for the flower garden.
  3. The National Education Association NEA boasts nearly three million members.
  4. Paramecia use their cilia to gather microorganisms like bacteria and algae see pg. 147.
  5. It was an exciting weekend what a reunion!
  6. The AAA American Automobile Association, serving America since 1921, has millions of loyal members.
  7. Pocahontas c.1595–1617 was the daughter of a Powhatan chief.
  8. "It the Trojan horse was one of the most cleverly plotted red herrings decoys created by the Greeks," stated Mr. Clark, our world history teacher.
  9. Be sure to perform the experiment steps in the following order: 1 carefully take one section of a peeled onion in your hand, 2 with a pair of tweezers gently secure and peel a piece of membrane, 3 place the membrane on a microscope slide, 4 place one drop of iodine on the membrane, and 5 place the slide under the microscope to observe the cell walls of the membrane.
  10. "Molly Aunt May's first cousin Jody's second daughter traveled all the way from Seattle to attend the wedding," explained Lila.

Answers

  1. The tour guide noted that we may (a) have lunch at a local restaurant, (b) at the restaurant on the ship, or (c) at the cafe by the pool.
  2. We built (we tried at least) a small oval wall out of fieldstones for the flower garden.
  3. The National Education Association (NEA) boasts nearly three million members.
  4. Paramecia use their cilia to gather microorganisms like bacteria and algae (see pg. 147).
  5. It was an exciting weekend (what a reunion)!
  6. The AAA (American Automobile Association), serving America since 1921, has millions of loyal members.
  7. Pocahontas (c.1595–1617) was the daughter of a Powhatan chief.
  8. "It [the Trojan horse] was one of the most cleverly plotted red herrings [decoys] created by the Greeks," stated Mr. Clark, our world history teacher.
  9. Be sure to perform the experiment steps in the following order: (1) carefully take one section of a peeled onion in your hand, (2) with a pair of tweezers gently secure and peel a piece of membrane, (3) place the membrane on a microscope slide, (4) place one drop of iodine on the membrane, and (5) place the slide under the microscope to observe the cell walls of the membrane.
  10. "Molly [Aunt May's first cousin Jody's second daughter] traveled all the way from Seattle to attend the wedding," explained Lila.
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