Brackets

Avoid using brackets. Brackets make it harder for the user to skim the page.

            The coat of arms, also known as the crest, is symbolic of the people, history and landscape of the NT

            X  The coat of arms (the crest) is symbolic of the people, history and landscape of the NT

You can use square brackets to give more information inside a direct quote.

Don’t use brackets to show something could be singular or plural. The plural covers both:

      ✔ You will need to know what year the documents relate to

      X  You will need to know what year the document(s) relate to

      X  You will need to know what year the document/s relate to

Use brackets to define acronyms.

Example: The wheels spin at 300 revolutions per minute (RPM).

Last updated: 17 October 2017