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Does it make a difference if the item in the parentheses is a single word or a full sentence? In the middle of a sentence, or at the end? Does the sentence in the parentheses get its own punctuation if it's a different type of sentence—declarative sentence followed by an interrogative parenthesis?

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closed as not a real question by Mitch, simchona, RegDwigнt Feb 25 '12 at 22:24

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Parentheses have any number of different uses, and don't have rules based only on the words they are spelled with. It depends on what you want to accomplish with them. –  John Lawler Feb 25 '12 at 2:24

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