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Square brackets

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Square brackets

Square brackets—also called crotchets or simply brackets (US)—are often used to insert explanatory material or to mark where a [word or] passage was omitted from an original material by someone other than the original author, or to mark modifications in quotations.

Alternatively, empty square brackets can also indicate omitted material, usually single letter only. The original "Reading is also a process and it also changes you." can be rewritten in a quote as: It has been suggested that reading can "also change[] you".

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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Square brackets is part of the Punctuation group.

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