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Is there any rule for the placement of space after and before parenthesis?

Should you put a space in between the outside of parentheses and punctuation?

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marked as duplicate by JSBձոգչ, Matt E. Эллен, RegDwigнt Aug 22 '12 at 9:08

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Inside Spacing

You should not use parentheses incorrectly ( like this ), you should use them correctly (like this).

Full Parenthetical Sentence

(When writing a full sentence, put the final punctuation inside the closing parenthesis.)

Outside spacing

You should not use parentheses incorrectly (like this) , but rather correctly (like this), with no space before the comma.

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