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From Jim Van:
“If the Recovery (read it Money) is in the millions [of dollars], even 4 decimal places would make a SIGNIFICANT figures.”
Question: What difference in use between parenthesis and square brackets?
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Thank You, I am retarded.
Jim, what Nicholas is saying is that you were mixing singular and plural. it should be "a SIGNIFICANT figure", no "s" on the end. Referring to the original post, a small fraction of millions of dollars would be a lot of dollars, but the dollar amount would be only one figure.
Thanks to dyske for doing the honor [for me] to ngungo.Never thought a comment would be further commented on!As to Nicholas Sanders, please eleborate.
Whatever about that, "a SIGNIFICANT figures" is clearly incorrect!
Usually parentheses are for ancillary thoughts whereas square brackets are for editorial notes. In this example above, "read it Money" is a secondary thought he has, and "of dollars" clarifies what the number is referring to.
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