Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am a supporter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by TrevorD, MετάEd, Matt Эллен, KitFox Sep 3 '13 at 19:20

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. A list of these references can be found here: List of general references" – MετάEd, Matt Эллен, KitFox
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

4  
Yes. Why on earth do you think you can't? –  TrevorD Sep 2 '13 at 23:44
    
This question appears to be off-topic because it is more suited to English Language Learners –  TrevorD Sep 2 '13 at 23:45
    
It just looked odd and I am working on an important paper. Better safe than sorry. @TrevorD –  tanner Sep 2 '13 at 23:47
    
If it looks odd to you, try reversing the sentence to read: "I am a supporter of the NAACP (National Association of Colored People)." –  Pieter Geerkens Sep 3 '13 at 0:01
1  
And in any event, you ended it with a period. –  Jim Sep 3 '13 at 3:20
add comment

3 Answers

Yes.

It is completely safe and grammatically correct to end a sentence with parentheses.

This answer contains information related to TrevorD's comment.

share|improve this answer
1  
So no one can answer a question just because someone's comment already addressed it? –  Timtech Sep 2 '13 at 23:55
    
@PieterGeerkens Please see the discussion here. In short, it's fine. –  simchona Sep 3 '13 at 0:15
    
@Cerberus: OK; I have deleted the comments. Thank you for the clarification. –  Pieter Geerkens Sep 3 '13 at 0:55
    
@PieterGeerkens: OK cool! I kind of understand your initial reflex. En hoi! –  Cerberus Sep 3 '13 at 2:54
    
@Timtech: How about a compromise: edit the question to reference TrevorD's comment, and then I can remove the down-vote that is currently locked in until the post is edited. ;-) –  Pieter Geerkens Sep 3 '13 at 2:59
show 3 more comments

You can even end with a parenthesis when there's a clause at the end (much like this one).

share|improve this answer
add comment

If it looks odd to you, try reversing the sentence to read:

I am a supporter of the NAACP (National Association of Colored People).

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.