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in brackets or between brackets



Hamidou2008
Morocco

in brackets or between brackets
 
Dear colleagues,
  I would like to ask wether we say :
    Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form.
                   or
    Put the verbs between brackets in the correct form.
     Thank you.

23 Sep 2012      



mari_18cf
Brazil

I would say in brackets. But I donīt think between brackets is wrong.

23 Sep 2012     



germeen
Egypt

we always say between brackets

23 Sep 2012     



Bohda
Czech Republic

Well, I have been using IN BRACKETS and has never come accoss any other possibilities.

23 Sep 2012     



miyoko71
Morocco

Ever since we were students,our teachers used to tell us "put the verbs between brackets in the correct form"

23 Sep 2012     



MarionG
Netherlands

I heard and used both...............

23 Sep 2012     



lockman
Morocco

both are correct

23 Sep 2012     



Hamidou2008
Morocco

Thank you all dear colleagues for your answers.

23 Sep 2012     



MoodyMoody
United States

Personally, I prefer to put them in (parentheses) instead of [brackets]. Between isn īt wrong per se, but we don īt say it that way in American English, at least.  Other dialects may vary.

23 Sep 2012     



yanogator
United States

miyoko71 makes an interesting point. If the verbs are already in the position, it isn īt uncommon to say "between" (in the US), but for instructions on how to write it, we would much more often say "in brackets".
 
Change the verbs (that are) between (or in) brackets (or parentheses) to the simple future.
 
Underline the pronouns and put the verbs in brackets (or parentheses).
 
Bruce

23 Sep 2012