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a pair of punctuation marks (also called round brackets or parentheses) used to give extra information not essential to the meaning of a sentence, e.g. Look at Chapter 5 (page 64) again. Brackets are also used to name the author of a quotation, e.g. (Dickens), or to explain abbreviations, e.g. SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation).
the closest part of a picture to the viewer in a photograph or film shot.
a book about the life of a person, written not by that person but by someone else.
a punctuation mark which links two or more words: step-sister; brother-in-law.
a form of written communication sent through the post (with a stamp). Normally 15 cm x 10.5 cm,...