Literacy Shorts: Parenthetical Dashes

Interesting fact: we get the plural noun parentheses from the original Greek word parentithenai, which roughly translates as ‘put in beside’.  Today, linguistically speaking, we use the term to describe both the additional information that is inserted into an already grammatically complete sentence and the punctuation marks used to contain that information.  In this bulletin, … More Literacy Shorts: Parenthetical Dashes