|square brackets ([ ])|
|Definition - The name of the [ ] symbols.|
1. Use them to insert missing words or letters.
He said that "[he] hoped it was true."
2. Use them as parentheses within parentheses.
In an article published in the Georgia Straight (on October 5, 1999 [at 2PM]), he claimed that ….
3. Use them to enclose sic to indicate that incorrect or unusual quoted material is not a transcription error.
"The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker …."
4. Use them to enclose explanatory material.
The future of carythamatics [see definition below] is rosy.