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Questions about history and usage of the word “paren”

This is related to an earlier question: "parentheses" vs "parenthesis" but is about etymology of the related (and apparently informal, per wikitionary ) word "paren" and ...
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Correcting parentheses in APA style with combined information and citation

I need to correct the following sentence in APA style: Training new clinical psychologists might seem like a logical response to this shortfall: however, the minimum training time to be a clinical ...
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parenthesis and relative clause

I have a question about why a parenthesis is necessary in a sentence instead of a relative clause: Why it should be: Such an impact, many scientists believe, would have blocked the planet with debris....
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Commas after date element when followed by a parenthetical

In the sentence below, does a comma need to be placed after the parenthetical since a comma would normally come after 2020 in a full date? Comma? Review the document I gave you on May 2, 2020 (the May ...
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Does a colon go before or after parentheses?

For example, Shopping (At Whole Foods): Shopping: (At Whole Foods) Which one is right?
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parenthetical sentence with coordinate clause sharing the same direct object

Is this grammatical in English? An Italian wizard named Mirkius has found, and managed to control, a ferocious creature named Onestus
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Alternative in parenthesis before or after?

When a sentence describes there are multiple alternatives, but one specific is the common one, it can specify the common in parenthesis. But there are multiple ways to do it. For example, should it ...
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Correct capitalization when starting a sentence or headline with a parenthesized word

What is the correct way of capitalizing the following sentence? (Most) people are good. Should people also be capitalized? Or is it incorrect that most is capitalized? Finally, does the same ...
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Is 'parenthesis' singular in this utterance, is it correct to introduce it with the article 'a'?

Which is correct, introducing parenthesis with a ... Which three types of punctuation can be used to separate a parenthesis from the rest of the sentence? OR ...
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Which part of the sentence is parenthesis? Is it “what they say” or something else?

The students are frustrated by what they say is the inaction of adults, especially politicians, who fail to pass legislation that protect (sic) kids from gun violence. paragraph 3