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7.35 Letters and numerals

Individual letters or groups of letters may be enclosed within parentheses:

  • Language(s) spoken in the home ________

Numerals or letters of enumeration may be enclosed in parentheses (or be followed by a period):

  • 4. Work plan
        (a) Evaluation
        (b) Training
  • Guidelines for writers: (1) Be concise. (2) Write idiomatically. (3) Proofread carefully.

See 5.22 Reference numbers and 6.10 Identifying matter regarding references to sections of legislation. See Chapter 9 Reference Matter for the use of parentheses in reference matter.