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    Doesn't braces count as...

    Doesn't braces count as punctuation marks? Both parenthesis and square brackets are almost always shown in the 14 punctuation marks, but not braces - hence.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    #2

    Re: Doesn't braces count as...

    Curly braces should be counted as punctuation. They're rarely used in non-technical texts, though, so it's not surprising if you don't find them on lists of common punctuation.

    Hence has to be followed by a statement which the previous text supports; hence, it can't stand on its own.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Doesn't braces count as...

    Until this thread and another recent one, I had never come across the term "braces" in a punctuation context. I call them curly brackets. For me, braces either help straighten your teeth or hold up your trousers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Doesn't braces count as...

    1. "I had never come across..." Here, why was "had" used? Why was it just not "I never came across.."? Please explain to me.

    2. Can "To me" be used instead of "For me" in "
    For me, braces either help..."?
    Last edited by MeyaN; 10-Nov-2016 at 04:29.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: Doesn't braces count as...

    1 Because Emsr2d2 is referring to the time before she read the post.

    2 You could use to me.

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