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P arentheses: Enclosing the Parenthetical Expression
 
Lesson 5-28
Prompt:We have learned to place commas around parenthetical expressions — an expression that is just added words and not part of the sentence structure: "The team played, in my opinion, their best game." Parentheses can also be used to set off parenthetical expressions. Parentheses show a greater degree of separation than the use of the comma: "The team played (in my opinion) their best game."
Directions:Each sentence below contains a parenthetical expression. Insert parentheses in each sentence by clicking the space between the words where you desire parentheses to be.
1.ThisyearIbelievewillbethebestyearyet.
2.TheroadtosuccessIhavefoundispavedwithhardwork.
3.Johnwillcometounderstandifhehasanysenseatallthathehasbeenwrong.
4.Thissolutionwillworkinmyopinionbutthecostwillbehigh.
5.Thetwosurethingsinlifeweallhavediscoveredaretaxesanddeath.
6.Noteforexampletheexcellentdetailinthedesign.
7.YoumaybesurprisedIthinkjusthowtallhehasgrown.
8.Herbeautifulhairaccordingtoherhairdresserwasfartoolong.
9.Thepathtothebeachbyallaccountswascrowded.
10.ThewavesIregretaretoosmalltosurf.
11.Thecostofaneducationonemustconcludeisfarcheaperthanignorance.
12.Theweathertodayinmyopinionisbeautiful.
13.ThewaterasIhaveexperienceditistoocoldtoswim.
14.Herheadachesheexplainedwascausedbytheloudnoise.
15.Thecureashefoundoutwasworsethantheailment.
16.Drivingtoofastshediscoveredwasnotthethingtodo.
17.Learningitisbelievedistheresultofhardwork.
18.GoingtobedearlyandrisingearlyaccordingtoBenjaminFranklinmakesapersonhealthy,wealthy,andwise.
19.TheanswerifIcanremembercorrectlywasthethirdchoice.
20.GrowingoldImustconcludeisthebestandonlygoodoptionavailable.