A parenthesisinfo-icon refers to some words or phrases in a sentenceinfo-icon that are not essential for correct grammer, but that give additional information. This is shown by the use of commasinfo-icon, bracketsinfo-icon, or even dashes.

"She walked through the door, which had a Yale lock, and closed it behind her." (commasinfo-icon have been used as a parenthesisinfo-icon).

"He ate bananas - which he loved- with his toast. "(dashes have been used).

"Here is the answer (although not complete) that you wanted." (bracketsinfo-icon have been used).

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